Franklinia Altamaha

Franklinia Altamaha (HM9SE)

Location: Jesup, GA 31546 Long County
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N 31° 40.708', W 81° 48.98'

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The Franklin Tree (Franklinia Altamaha)was discovered by John Bartram, thefirst Native American Botanist, onOctober 1, 1765.It was located about18 miles south of here in the swamplands of the Altamaha River.This treewas named after Benjamin Franklin andbecame famous as the Lost FrankliniaA member of the Camella family, this flowering tree was last seen growingwild in 1790. A specimen, transplantedto Bartram's garden in Philadelphia, Pa.survived and became the ancestors ofthe present cultivated plants
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Department of Natural ResourcesDivision of State Parks Historic Sites & MonumentsThis marker was unveiled on the 176thAnniversary of Franklinia's discovery.
HM NumberHM9SE
Year Placed1941
Placed ByLong County Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 422623 N 3505086
Decimal Degrees31.67846667, -81.81633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 40.708', W 81° 48.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 40' 42.48" N, 81° 48' 58.80" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5078-5086 Savannah Hwy, Jesup GA 31546, US
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