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Rogersville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. William Henderson Franklin

Born: April 14, 1852

— Died: October 19, 1935 —

 
 
Dr. William Henderson Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
1. Dr. William Henderson Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Franklin, a very well known and highly respected educator and humanitarian, founded Swift Memorial Junior College in 1883 and served as President of the school until 1926.

Dr. and Mrs. Franklin are buried in this plot on the campus of Swift College in the community where they will be remembered for their contribution in the field on education and community work.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 36° 24.467′ N, 83° 0.46′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is on West Kyle Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogersville TN 37857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Marks Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Swift Memorial College (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogersville Town Well (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hawkins County, Tennessee (about 500 feet away); Rogersville Engagements

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(about 600 feet away); Alexander Peter Stewart (about 600 feet away); Old Cemetery - First Presbyterian Church of Rogersville (about 800 feet away); Price Public School (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
 
Also see . . .  William H. Franklin (1853-1935). (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Dr. William Henderson Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
2. Dr. William Henderson Franklin Marker
Dr. William Henderson Franklin Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
3. Dr. William Henderson Franklin Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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