The Franklin Springs

The Franklin Springs (HM13P7)

Location: Royston, GA 30662 Franklin County
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N 34° 16.85', W 83° 8.776'

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For the first hundred years. Franklin Springs existed as a famous health resort. The Springs, as well as the County, was named for Benjamin Franklin. Three types of water flowed strongly from these springs, mineral, sulphur and freestone.

Preceding the Civil War the area was famous watering place. Into the 20th century it continued to be a gathering place for the sick and invalid who sought cure through its mineral water. Later, social life became more of an attraction than its healing waters. By 1917 there were two hotels, a skating rink, and two pavilions.

The nationally famous Methodist evangelist Lorenzo Dow spoke to large crowds under these trees in 1802 and 1803. On February 22, 1803, the subject of his sermon was The Trinity where he spoke using three large tree branches as an illustration. On March 1, 1918, the site was purchased by the Pentecostal Benevolent Association consisting of G.O. Gaines, Perry Sexton, Hugh Bowling, Josiah Allen, John W. Jordan and Joseph C. Sorrow. It became the home of Franklin Springs Institute, now Emmanuel College.

HM NumberHM13P7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number059-9
Year Placed1981
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 302434 N 3795379
Decimal Degrees34.28083333, -83.14626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 16.85', W 83° 8.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 16' 51.00" N, 83° 8' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260 Spring St, Royston GA 30662, US
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