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Creation Date

1-16-2012

Building Name

Franklin County Courthouse

Description

Franklin County Marker, Apalachicola, Fl.

This marker is located at the Franklin Courthouse in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida.

The text on the marker reads as :

" 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 agriculture, timber, livestock and sea foods. Franklin County men of note include: Joseph White, territorial delegate to Congress; McQueen McIntosh, fiery secessionist; Dr. John Gorrie, inventor of artificial refrigeration; Alvin Wentworth Chapman, botanist; and Cosam Emir Bartlett, editor."

Latitude, Longitude

29.72559167, -84.98301389

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Franklin County Marker,Franklin County; Benjamin Franklin; Historical marker --- Florida --- Apalachicola.

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