Historic Markers Across Georgia

Franklin Methodist Church

Marker ID: GHM 059-2
Location: At the church at Newnan St and Main St, Franklin, GA
County: Heard
Coordinates: N 33° 16.809    W 085° 5.744
  33.28014184    -85.095733
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM50QV
Franklin Methodist Church Marker  


Franklin Methodist Church

This, the Franklin Methodist Church, erected in 1831, is one of the earliest permanent church buildings in the area. Constructed of 12 X 12 handhewn pine beams, the church has been extensively remodeled through the years except the steeple, which stands as first built. The slave balcony originally in this church, unlike most, was at the front behind the pulpit. Early members have told on Indians worshipping in this building in the days when the Indian population of this section was large. Among the leaders of the church 100 years ago were Lane, Daniel, Hammond, McCutchen and Lipford families.

059-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1956


The number for the county on the marker is 059 (Franklin County) it should be 074 (Heard County)