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

Camp Family Homestead

 
 
Camp Family Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
1. Camp Family Homestead Marker
Inscription. George Camp, Jr. (1793-1879) acquired this land in 1826. Several of his children incorporated the Camp Manufacturing Company in 1887 to operate sawmills. The company expanded into a wood product manufacturing company and later a paper mill. It became the largest employer in the region with operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. In 1956, the company merged with Union Bag and Paper Company of New York, which became a part of International Paper in 1999. The Federal-style dwelling here was moved to this site early in the 1930s to replace the earlier family home that had burned in 1931.
 
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
Camp Family Homestead Marker seen on Homestead Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. Camp Family Homestead Marker seen on Homestead Road
(approx. 1.1 miles away); 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.)
Camp Family Homestead seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
3. Camp Family Homestead seen today
 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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