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Franklin in Heard County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Heard County

 
 
Heard County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
1. Heard County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 22, 1830, is named for Hon. Stephen Heard, elected President of the Council Feb. 18, 1781, thus, in the absence of Gov. Howley, becoming Governor de facto. An Englishman who moved to Wilkes Co. from Virginia, Heard fought in the Revolution and distinguished himself at Kettle Creek. Among the first County Officers were: Clerk of Superior Court William Wood, Clerk of Inferior Court Paschal H. Taylor, Coroner David Cox and Surveyor Jackson Fitzpatrick. The first Sheriff, Jonathan Mewsick, was not commissioned until 1832.
 
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 074-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 16.752′ N, 85° 5.89′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Georgia, in Heard County. Marker is on North River Street (Georgia Route 34) 0 miles south of Courthouse Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Heard County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 North River Street, Franklin GA 30217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Baptist Church
Heard County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
2. Heard County Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heard County Jail (about 500 feet away); Franklin Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Hawkins (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Hogan Plantation (approx. 13.4 miles away); Council Bluffs Treaty (approx. 14.1 miles away); McIntosh Reserve (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
 
Heard County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
3. Heard County Marker
Looking north on North River Street (Georgia Highway 34)
Head County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ernest Everett Blevins
4. Head County Courthouse Marker
Heard County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
5. Heard County Courthouse
The first Heard County Courthouse burned in 1893 and the second, built in 1894, stood until the current Courthouse was built in 1964.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Ernest Everett Blevins of Villa Rica, Georgia.   5. submitted on July 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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