First Cabin in Franklin

First Cabin in Franklin (HM19HN)

Location: Franklin, IN 46131 Johnson County
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N 39° 28.82', W 86° 3.539'

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A two room log cabin was built on or near this site in March, 1823 by George King, by whose efforts Johnson County was authorized Dec. 31, 1822 and organized March 8, 1823. King donated land for the county seat and Franklin was founded May 22, 1823. King, who came from Kentucky, started the First Presbyterian Church in 1824, served on the first Board of Directors of Franklin College, was a businessman, farmer, postmaster, and Justice of the Peace, died in 1868 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.
HM NumberHM19HN
Year Placed1973
Placed BySesquicentennial Committee of the Johnson County Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 580931 N 4370504
Decimal Degrees39.48033333, -86.05898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.82', W 86° 3.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 49.20" N, 86° 3' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 249 W Jefferson St, Franklin IN 46131, US
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