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Apalachicola in Franklin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Franklin County

 
 
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 4, 2017
1. Franklin County Marker
Inscription. Named for Benjamin Franklin, the county was created in 1832. Apalachicola, the county seat, which dates back to the times of the Creek Indians, was an important center for cotton trade. The county is noted for agriculture, timber, livestock and sea foods. Franklin County men of note include: Joseph White, territorial delegate to Congress; McQueen McIntosh, fiery secessionist; Dr. John Gorrie, inventor of artificial refrigeration; Alvin Wentworth Chapman, botanist; and Cosam Emir Bartlett, editor.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-62.)
 
Location. 29° 43.536′ N, 84° 58.975′ W. Marker is in Apalachicola, Florida, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (U.S. 98) and Forbes Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Apalachicola FL 32320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Coombs - Franklin Guards (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. John Gorrie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church
Franklin County Marker and courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 4, 2017
2. Franklin County Marker and courthouse
(approx. 0.2 miles away); When the River Was King! (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dr. Alvan W. Chapman House (approx. mile away); The Raney House (approx. mile away); The Hanserd-Fry House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apalachicola.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
3. Franklin County Marker
This was the original marker that was damaged and replaced with the new one.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 161 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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