Founding of Griffin

Founding of Griffin (HMICD)

Location: Griffin, GA 30224 Spalding County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 14.817', W 84° 16.05'

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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
Marker Number126-8
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754584 N 3681994
Decimal Degrees33.24695000, -84.26750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.817', W 84° 16.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 49.02" N, 84° 16' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 New Orleans St, Griffin GA 30224, US
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