Franklin Square

Franklin Square (HM3HK)

Location: Southport, NC 28461 Brunswick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 55.217', W 78° 1.128'

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"The Grove"

Site for this public park was given to the town of Smithville, which was named in his honor, by Governor Benjamin Smith. His legacy provided that land in this square be used for educational, fraternal, religious and recreational purposes.

Th giant live oaks which canopy Franklin Square are hundreds of years old. "The Four Sisters," behind the City Hall, have been played by children for many generations. Thousands of camellias and azaleas have been planted to beautify he park, and in late winger and early spring the park becomes a fairyland of color.

The walls around the area were built of ballast stone from sailing ships which more than one hundred years ago came into the harbor at Southport for cargo. The old fashioned pump s a relic of bygone days, and supplies cool, pure water from a deep well. Legend has it that one who drinks from this well will return for another visit to this community.
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 775611 N 3757320
Decimal Degrees33.92028333, -78.01880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.217', W 78° 1.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 13.02" N, 78° 1' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 N Dry St, Southport NC 28461, US
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