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Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John W. Akin

1850 - 1907

 
 
John W. Akin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 10, 2011
1. John W. Akin Marker
Located in City Cemetery.
Inscription. Initiated in Cartersville Lodge No. 63 on June 2, 1891, passed on June 30, & raised on Aug. 4, 1891. Was W.M. 1893, 1894, 1899 & 1901. Jr. Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of GA in 1897 & 1898. Judge of Cartersville City Court, President of City School Board. President & Secretary of Georgia Bar Association. Representative and State Senator for Bartow county. President of the Georgia Senate. A Lawyer, Politician, Farmer , Miner, Railroad Builder, Writer & devoted member of the Methodist Church.

“Masonry glories in immortality, plants the acacia on every grave, transforms death into an angel of light, looks on the body as the old clothes the man wore and points upward to his home.”

A great American, a great Southerner, a great Georgian and truly a great Mason.
 
Erected by Placed by John W. Akin Lodge No. 537 of Taylorsville, GA on its 100th anniversary.
 
Location. 34° 10.663′ N, 84° 48.407′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on North Erwin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 North Erwin Street, Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
John W. Akin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 28, 2012
2. John W. Akin Marker
Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pettit Creek (approx. half a mile away); Home of Sam P Jones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Bartow County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Bartow County (approx. one mile away); Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle (approx. one mile away); God Bless America (approx. one mile away); Private First Class Jerry Wayne Gentry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
John W. Akin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 28, 2012
3. John W. Akin Marker
The column marks Akin's grave.
John W. Akin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 28, 2012
4. John W. Akin Marker
The column marks Akin's grave.
John W. Akin Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 28, 2012
5. John W. Akin Grave
The text on the column marking Akin's grave, describing him as a "Christian, Jurist, Statesman, Orator, Man of Letters" and noting that at his death he was President of the Senate of Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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