Franklin, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Camp Family Homestead
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U 131.)
Location. 36° 41.107′ N, 76° 56.132′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Virginia. Marker is on Homestead Road near Wynnwood Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 Homestead Road, Franklin VA 23851, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackwater Line - Franklin (approx. one mile away); Camp Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Franklin Recovery and Progress (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Age of Gasoline (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (approx. 1.2 miles away); War Comes to the Blackwater (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Age of Steam (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . . Franklin, Virginia - Industrialization and the Camp family. It was not until 1887 that Franklin began to see significant growth. Six brothers from the Camp family, with local roots, took possession of a local sawmill. The sawmill was small and had been operating for several years alongside the Blackwater River With the Camp family's acquisition of the mill, it experienced 20 years of rapid growth under the leadership of Paul Douglas Camp (President), James Leonidas Camp (Vice-president) and Robert Judson Camp (Secretary-treasurer). At the end of this period, after a bout with near-bankruptcy, World War I brought the Camp family back to financial success, bringing along with it the city of Franklin. By 1918, "Tiny Franklin had become a booming wartime village. (Submitted on October 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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