Franklin, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Barretts: A Franklin Pioneer Family
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...Mary Rebecca Murfee Barrett (1822- 1897)...
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The Barrett family ...
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Richard Crawford Barrett (1849 - 1928), son of Richard and Mary Rebecca, and his wife, ...
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...desk from Goodman and Barrett's drugstore ...
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Barrett's Cornet Band, ca. 1890 ...
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1903 - The Parker Buggy Company sparks a "buggy boom."
1906 - Franklin begins developing a water and sewage system.
1907 - C.C. Vaughan buys the first automobile in Southampton.
1910 - Franklin's wooden Blackwater Bridge is replaced with a steel bridge.
1912 - The Franklin Female Seminary becomes a public school.
1913 - Two automobile dealerships open in Franklin.
1917 - 1918 America fights in World War I. Franklin begins to pave its streets with oil - soaked gravel.
1922 - Franklin adopts the Town Manager form of government and builds a brick high school.
1926 - The Franklin - Murfreesboro Road is built and the Franklin Public Library is established.
Location. 36° 40.466′ N, 76° 55.172′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Age of Steam (here, next to this marker); War Comes to the Blackwater (here, next to this marker); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (here, next to this marker); The Age of Gasoline (here, next to this marker); Recovery and Progress (here, next to this marker); Confederate Commissary Center (a few steps from this marker); The Blackwater Line (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Franklin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.