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Sautee-Nacoochee in White County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bishop Marvin A. Franklin

 
 
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
1. Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker
Inscription. Marvin Augustus Franklin was born a few miles from here January 19, 1894 and early in life united with the Nacoochee Methodist Church. He was licensed to preach October 26, 1910 and joined the North Georgia Annual Conference at Elberton, Ga., November 21, 1913. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1915, the Doctor of Divinity degree from Emory University and the Doctor of Laws from Millsaps College. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Delta Tau Delta. He served large churches in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. On July 2, 1948 while pastor of Highlands Methodist Church in Birmingham, he was elected bishop at the Columbia, S.C. Jurisdictional Conference. Presided over forty Annual Conferences in Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. Resident Bishop Jackson, Mississippi Area 1948 - 1964. President of the Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church 1959 - 1960.

Able preacher, skillful administrator, and dedicated pastor of pastors.
 
Erected by The United Methodist Church.
 
Location. 34° 40.883′ N, 83° 41.3′ W. Marker is in Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Unicoi Turnpike (Georgia Route 17) 0 miles east of Rabun Road, on the right when traveling
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
2. Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker
The marker stands by the Nacoochee United Methodist Church
west. Touch for map. The marker is at the side of the Nacoochee United Methodist Church, adjacent to the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1371 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Early Trading Post (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nacoochee Valley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nacoochee Indian Mound (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 1.3 miles away); Discovery of Gold (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stovall Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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