Franklin County Historical

Franklin County Historical (HM1WPU)

Location: Apalachicola, FL 32320 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 43.536', W 84° 58.975'

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Named for Benjamin Franklin, the county was created in 1832. Apalachicola, the county seat, which dates back to the times of the Creek Indians, was an important center for cotton trade. The county is noted for agrigulture, timber, livestock and sea foods. Franklin County men of note include: Joseph White, territorial delegate to Congress; McQueen McIntoch, fiery secessionist; Dr. John Gorrie, inventor of artificial refrigeration; Alvin Wentworth Chapman, botanist; and Cosam Emir Bartlett, editor.
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HM NumberHM1WPU
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Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 695096 N 3290083
Decimal Degrees29.72560000, -84.98291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 43.536', W 84° 58.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 43' 32.16" N, 84° 58' 58.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 Market, Apalachicola FL 32320, US
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