Historic Markers Across Georgia

John W. Akin 1850 - 1907

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Location: North Erwin Street, Cartersville, Georgia
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 10.663    W 084° 48.407
  34.17771666    -84.80678333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMXHE
John W. Akin 1850 - 1907 Marker  


John W. Akin
1850 - 1907

Initiated in Cartersville Lodge No. 63 on June 2, 1891, passed on June 30, & raised on Aug. 4, 1891. Was W.M. 1893, 1894, 1899 & 1901. Jr. Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of GA in 1897 & 1898. Judge of Cartersville City Court, President of City School Board. President & Secretary of Georgia Bar Association. Representative and State Senator for Bartow county. President of the Georgia Senate. A Lawyer, Politician, Farmer , Miner, Railroad Builder, Writer & devoted member of the Methodist Church.

"Masonry glories in immortality, plants the acacia on every grave, transforms death into an angel of light, looks on the body as the old clothes the man wore and points upward to his home."

A great American, a great Southerner, a great Georgian and truly a great Mason.

Placed by John W. Akin Lodge No. 537 of Taylorsville, GA on its 100th anniversary


John W. Akin 1850 - 1907