Benjamin Hawkins historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Benjamin Hawkins historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Heard County
Indian agents--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Heard County, Franklin, 33.2776182, -85.0979973
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Franklin Community Center on Ga. 34 at old U.S. 27, Franklin
Text of marker: "BENJAMIN HAWKINS. "The Beloved Man of the Four Nations" to the Creeks, Benjamin Hawkins (1754 - 1816) was appointed Indian agent by President Washington. Soldier, Congressman, Senator, he determined with firmness and kindness to guide the Indians toward civilization. His agency was on the Flint River near Roberta. The first known written record of a journey through this area was made by Hawkins. His system of accurate measurement by elapsed time between points, established at 3 miles an hour on horseback, and his description of streams and terrain make his way easily followed today. A short distance south of here is "a very extensive view westward," described in his journal. 074-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_benjamin-hawkins
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_benjamin-hawkins
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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