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Heard County Historical Markers

Franklin Methodist Church


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Franklin Methodist Church
  • Location: At the church at Newnan St and Main St, Franklin

FRANKLIN METHODIST CHURCH

This, the Franklin Methodist Church, erected in 1831, is one of the earliest permanent church buildings in the area. Constructed of 12x12 handhewn pine beams, the church has been extensively remodelled through the years except the steeple, which stands as first built. The slave balcony originally in this church, unlike most, was at the front behind the pulpit. Early members have told of Indians worshipping in this building in the days when the Indian population of this section was large. Among the leaders of the church 100 years ago were the Lane, Daniel, Hammond, McCutchen and Lipford families.

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GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1956

(Note: the number for the county on the marker is mistakenly listed as 059 (for Franklin County) rather than 074 for Heard County.)