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Franklin County Texas Historical Markers

 
Franklin County Marker can be seen underneath trees. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
Franklin County Marker can be seen underneath trees.
Texas (Franklin County), Mount Vernon — 9843 — Franklin County
Formed from Titus County Created March 8, 1875 Organized April 30, 1875 Named in honor of Benjamin C. Franklin 1805 – 1873 Hero of San Jacinto District Judge of the Republic of Texas. Member of the . . . — Map (db m119672) HM
Texas (Franklin County), Mount Vernon — Historic Roadside Park
The picnic area on US 67 in Franklin County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department - now Texas Department of Transportation. It was built from 1939-1940 using labor from the National Youth Administration, a Federal Works . . . — Map (db m120299) HM
Texas (Franklin County), Mount Vernon — 9849 — Ripley Massacre
Ambrose Ripley and his wife Rachel (Wood) brought their family to Texas in 1837, settling near here in what was then Red River County. They established their home near the Nacogdoches Road (Cherokee Trace) and a stream now known as Ripley Creek. . . . — Map (db m119349) HM
Texas (Franklin County), Mount Vernon — 9851 — Rutherford Drugstore
Oldest business in Mt. Vernon, opened in 1869 by John Griffith Lock Rutherford (1851-1936), Texas-born great grandson of American Revolution general for whom a Tennessee county was named. Young Rutherford began by handling a small line of drugs in . . . — Map (db m119668) HM
Texas (Franklin County), Mount Vernon — Site of the Merchants and Planters National BankOrganized 1905 — Merged 1932 with the First National Bank of Mount Vernon
The present building was erected in 1910 after a fire destroyed the original M&P bank building. The Merchants & Planters Bank and First National Bank merged in March of 1932, during the national "Great Depression," which began in 1929. The Mount . . . — Map (db m120193) HM

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