On New Franklin Church Road (Georgia Route 327) at Jackson Bridge Road, on the right on New Franklin Church Road.
This church, instituted in 1797, was named for the Wm. Carroll family, among its first members. The present building, erected about 1835, was restored in 1951-52 under the leadership of Bishop John H. Baker. Rev. Nelson Osborn (1797-1873) was a . . . — — Map (db m58796) HM
On Royston Road (Georgia Route 145) at Jackson Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south on Royston Road.
Instituted in 1797, this church was named for the William Carroll family, among its first members. Families identified with the church through the years are McWhorters, Osborns, Starrs, Stones, Browns, Burtons, Sewells, Jacksons, Hemphills, Deans, . . . — — Map (db m26502) HM
On New Franklin Church Road (Georgia Route 327) at Double Branches Church Road, on the right when traveling south on New Franklin Church Road.
Constituted in 1801 this church had 19 charter members. First a member of the Serepta Association, it was one of 13 churches to form the Tugalo Association in 1818. Some members came many miles in wagons and buggies to attend its services. Among the . . . — — Map (db m26487) HM
On Lavonia Road (Georgia Route 59) at Hull Avenue (Georgia Route 145), on the right when traveling east on Lavonia Road.
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 25, 1784, is named for Benjamin Franklin, Revolutionary patriot and statesman. It was formed from lands obtained from the Indians by the Treaty of Augusta, 1783. Capt. James Terrell of the . . . — — Map (db m27043) HM
On Georgia Route 59 at Bold Spring Road (County Route 164), on the right when traveling north on State Route 59.
Hebron Presbyterian Church was organized in 1796 by Rev. John Newton, a native of Pennsylvania. Rev. Thomas Newton, a younger brother, was the first pastor. First elders were John McEntire and Samuel Makie, natives of Ireland, and Thomas Mayes and . . . — — Map (db m121853) HM
On Georgia Route 59, 0.2 miles north of Sandy Cross Road (Georgia Route 51), on the right when traveling north.
Development along Indian trails of the Old Federal Road began in the early 19th century to improve transportation between South Carolina and Tennessee. Although European settlement in this area began in the late 1700s, the road increased populations . . . — — Map (db m15020) HM
On New Franklin Church Road (Georgia Route 327) 0.3 miles north of Casey Road, on the right when traveling south.
Camp meetings have been held here each year, from 1832,except four years during the War Between the States. The 50-acre plot, “extending one-half mile in every direction from the preacher’s stand,” was purchased from Daniel and Jacob . . . — — Map (db m26490) HM
On Baker Road, 0.1 miles north of Athens Road (Georgia Route 106), on the right.
The Cromers settled on Nails Creek in Franklin County in 1845. Prior to the Civil War, the family operated a woolen mill near this site. Subsequently, the area maintained a cotton gin, flour mill and saw mill, though all operations had ceased by . . . — — Map (db m14932) HM
On Spring Street, 0 miles south of West Main Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south.
Site of the home of Rev. John Martin Turner, born September 12, 1891, and Mrs. Olivia Jackson Turner, born April 5, 1893, a teacher at Holmes College of the Bible. They were married July 7, 1920. The Turners were the first missionaries of the . . . — — Map (db m21527) HM
On Spring Street at King Street, on the right when traveling north on Spring Street.
Site of first building owned by The Pentecostal Holiness Church to house Advocate Press, at a cost of $3,085.44. The building was dedicated by J. H. King, Aug. 2, 1919. At the cornerstone a list of donors, a Discipline of the Church, a copy of the . . . — — Map (db m58525) HM
On Spring Street at Old Springs Street, on the right when traveling south on Spring Street.
For the first hundred years, Franklin Springs existed as a famous health resort. The Springs, as well as the County, was named for Benjamin Franklin. Three types of water flowed strongly from these springs, mineral, sulphur and freestone. . . . — — Map (db m58497) HM
On Gum Log Road (Georgia Route 328) at Poplar Springs Church Road, on the left when traveling west on Gum Log Road.
Established in 1805, Poplar Springs Baptist Church, "Mother Church" of the Tugalo Baptist Assn., began in May of that year. Some of the first members were Joseph Chandler, Thomas Wilkins, John Nail, John Mullins, and James Jackson. John Cleveland, . . . — — Map (db m58854) HM
On Providence Church Road (Georgia Route 77) at Shoal Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Providence Church Road.
Shoal Creek Consolidated School was created in 1924. Grades one through nine were taught in a new brick building completed in 1925. It replaced Thomasville, Old Shoal Creek, and Parkertown Schools. Additional pupils came from Viola and Rock . . . — — Map (db m45183) HM
On Georgia Route 106 at Red Hill School Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 106.
In 1912, William Thomas Sosby donated 1.4 acres near this site for the Red Hill School. Originally for grades 1-6, the school added grades 7-9 in 1922. After consolidation in 1925, a new school building was constructed here on land donated by Sosby . . . — — Map (db m15156) HM
On Franklin Springs Street (U.S. 29) 0 miles east of Ty Cobb Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dr. Brown (1881-1952), Royston native, after years of the best training, returned home to practice surgery, bringing modern techniques and ingenious methods. He served his townspeople unfailingly for 40 years, performing 35,000 operations. With no . . . — — Map (db m37346) HM
On Franklin Spings Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west.
The tri-county city
where agriculture and industry
join hands with progress!
Mid Strickland, Mayor
Imogene Lester, City Clerk
Jerry Gaines, Mayor Pro-tem . . . — — Map (db m61735)
On Franklin Spings Street (U.S. 29) 0 miles east of Cook Street, on the left when traveling east.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961) moved to Royston as a youth when his father got a teaching position here. He was playing “Town Ball” for the Royston Reds at age 14 and was in the minors at 17. He first played with the Augusta Tourists . . . — — Map (db m10636) HM
On Franklin Spings Street (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling east.
Lifetime Record 1904 - 1928
At Bat 11,429
Put Outs 6,294
Home Runs 118
Stolen Bases 892
Runs Batted In 1,901
Batting Average .367
Fielding Average .961
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