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By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
Benjamin Hawkins Marker
Georgia (Heard County), Franklin — 074-4 — Benjamin Hawkins<------<<<<
“The Beloved Man of the Four Nations” to the Creeks, Benjamin Hawkins (1754 - 1816) was appointed Indian agent by President Washington. Soldier, Congressman, Senator, he determined with firmness and kindness to guide the Indians toward . . . — Map (db m33030) HM
Georgia (Heard County), Franklin — 074-3 — Franklin Baptist Church<------<<<<
The Franklin Baptist Church was organized December 2, 1842 with 37 members. The founders included Elder Mitchell Bennett, Jesse Moon, James Davis and James Spurlin. Elder Robert Fleming served as pastor during the first year. The first church . . . — Map (db m32711) HM
Georgia (Heard County), Franklin — 059-2 — Franklin Methodist Church
This, the Franklin Methodist Church, erected in 1831, is one of the earliest permanent church buildings in this area. Constructed of 12x12 handhewn pine beams, the church has been extensively remodelled through the years except the steeple, which . . . — Map (db m32779) HM
Georgia (Heard County), Franklin — 074-1 — Heard County
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. . . . — Map (db m33031) HM
Georgia (Heard County), Franklin — Heard County Jail
Pauly Jail Co. of Alabama built this jail in 1912, for $7,500, using plans by Manly Jail Works of Dalton, GA. This jail replaced an 1880 jail that became unfit. The new jail housed up to 16 prisoners upstairs. The County Sheriff (eight sheriffs from . . . — Map (db m61024) HM

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