>>>>—- 2 Bl. —->Near the present junction of the Central and Southern Railways, from a stump near the town spring, on June 8,1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. William Leake bought the first lot. Gen. Griffin, an early advocate of the railroad and one of the wealthiest men in Middle Georgia, was the first president of the Monroe Railroad and Banking Co. A General in the Georgia Militia, he fought in the Indian war known as the Florida Campaign and in the wars against the Creeks. He served in the State Legislature in 1829 and 1830.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 754584 N 3681994|
|Decimal Degrees||33.24695000, -84.26750000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 14.817', W 84° 16.05'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 14' 49.02" N, 84° 16' 3.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 New Orleans St, Griffin GA 30224, US|
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