Franklin County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration With Marker Unveiling

By  | February 6, 2018 | Filed under: News

RUSSELLVILLE-Franklin County….1818 – 2018… The Franklin County Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration was held Tuesday, February 6 at the Franklin County Archives, 300 Limestone Street NE in Russellville.

The day started off by the Star-Spangled Banner played by the Russellville High School band as the Tuscumbia Color Guard presented the colors. An invocation by Jackie Richardson followed by a song written by the late Betty Starnes titled “Franklin County.”

Russellville attorney Roger Bedford served as master of ceremonies and State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow presented a proclamation commemorating the day from Governor Kay Ivey.    Probate Judge Barry Moore read a presentation on Franklin County’s history .  To end the outdoor celebration was an unveiling of a commemorative Franklin County Bicentennial marker by the Franklin County Commission.

The Quad Cities Daily was on hand to capture the celebration in photos and we present them to you here:


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