Franklin - First Beachhead into East Alabama

Franklin - First Beachhead into East Alabama (HM1D2X)

Location: Shorterville, AL 36373 Henry County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 36.259', W 85° 3.603'

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The frontier village of Franklin was established here by Colonel Robert Irwin in 1814 on the site of the Indian town of Cheeska Talofa. It was the first colonial village in east Alabama. Fort Gaines, Georgia, was constructed in 1816 to protect the early settlers in this former Creek Indian Nation, West. Twenty-one blocks were laid off for this promising river port of Abbeville. This prospective early city never recovered from the destructive flood of 1888.
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HM NumberHM1D2X
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Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 684037 N 3498211
Decimal Degrees31.60431667, -85.06005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.259', W 85° 3.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 15.54" N, 85° 3' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40990 Hartford Rd, Shorterville AL 36373, US
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