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Franklin, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin

 
 
Franklin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. Franklin Marker
Inscription. Incorporated as a town in 1876, Franklin began as a Southampton County village in the 1830s. In October, 1862, during the Civil War, Union gunboats on the Blackwater River shelled the town and the railroad station. Several skirmishes occurred nearby in 1862 and 1863. A major fire destroyed 43 buildings in the town on February 26, 1881. The Camp Brothers' lumber mill and later their paper mill, as well as the peanut industry, helped Franklin prosper in this century. Franklin became an incorporated City in 1960.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number U 126.)
 
Location. 36° 40.487′ N, 76° 55.189′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and South Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Recovery and Progress (within shouting distance of this marker); The Age of Gasoline (within shouting distance of this marker); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Blackwater
Franklin Marker on South Main Street (facing south). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Franklin Marker on South Main Street (facing south).
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Age of Steam (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barretts: A Franklin Pioneer Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Commissary Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blackwater Line (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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