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

Confederate Monument

 
 
Confederate Monument Franklin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia L. Clark, August 16, 2017
1. Confederate Monument Franklin
Inscription.  
“Love makes memory
eternal.”

To our
Confederate
dead.

 
Erected 1911 by Agnes Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 36° 40.868′ N, 76° 56.126′ W. Marker was in Franklin, Virginia. Memorial could be reached from the intersection of Clay Street (Business U.S. 58) and Meadow Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Franklin Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Camp Family Homestead (approx. ¼ mile away); Pauline Cauthorne Morton (1912-2004) (approx. half a mile away); Lyons State Theatre (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Flood of September 1999 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Franklin (approx.
Detail of the Confederate Monument’s front bases. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia L. Clark, August 16, 2017
2. Detail of the Confederate Monument’s front bases.
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one mile away); Recovery and Progress (approx. one mile away); The Age of Gasoline (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
More about this monument. This Confederate Monument, reportedly crafted in Petersburg gray granite, has not always stood in Franklin Memorial Park. Sources say it was originally erected at the center of town in the intersection of 2nd and High streets and has been relocated a couple of times since then.

Another point of interest about this monument as well as the park in which it stands is that both have roots in Southampton County, Virginia. Prior to being incorporated as an independent city in 1961, modern day City of Franklin was the Town of Franklin, a county locality. And this park was donated to the Town in 1946 by the children of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Camp.

As a result of its Southampton County roots, this United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) monument has ties to other similar war memorials within the county. In Courtland (formerly known as Jerusalem), beside the Southampton County Courthouse, is a stone bench that the UDC Jerusalem Chapter erected. A Confederate Monument stands at that site also. It, however, was erected by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Urquhart-Gillette Chapter in 1902.

See the Related Markers section for more information about Franklin Memorial Park, Franklin, Southampton County, and a few 1861-1865 Civil War events associated with this monument.
 
Also see . . .  Franklin Confederate monument located in Memorial Park removed for relocation. WTKR 3 News website entry, July 31, 2021 (Submitted on April 19, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Detail of the Confederate Monument’s rear. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia L. Clark, August 16, 2017
3. Detail of the Confederate Monument’s rear.
Inscription: 1861. 1865.
Confederate Monument in Franklin Memorial Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia L. Clark, August 16, 2017
4. Confederate Monument in Franklin Memorial Park.
The Franklin Memorial Park Monument is pictured in the background. In the foreground is a small stone tablet-topped monument that was installed in 1976 to mark Franklin’s 100th anniversary as a chartered town. Buried beneath is a bicentennial time capsule, dated for opening in 2076.
A view of the monument from behind. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia L. Clark, August 16, 2017
5. A view of the monument from behind.
Closeup of the statue on Franklin’s Confederate Monument. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia L. Clark, August 16, 2017
6. Closeup of the statue on Franklin’s Confederate Monument.
Confederate Monument removed image. Click for full size.
via WTKR 3, April 19, 2022
7. Confederate Monument removed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 11, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 19, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022