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Franklin County Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida

 

Photo taken- January 2008

 

Franklin County Historical Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

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 Corrie, inventor of artificial refrigeration; Alvin Wentworth Chapman, botanist; and Cosam Emir Bartlett, editor.

 

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