Founding of Griffin

Founding of Griffin (HMICF)

Location: Griffin, GA 30223 Spalding County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.007', W 84° 16.071'

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From a stump near the town spring, now covered by the embankment of the railroad, on June 8, 1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. The first lot was sold to William Leake. 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 Number126-9
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754542 N 3682344
Decimal Degrees33.25011667, -84.26785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.007', W 84° 16.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 0.42" N, 84° 16' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 W Broad St, Griffin GA 30223, US
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