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Rocky Mount in Franklin County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rocky Mount

 
 
Rocky Mount Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
1. Rocky Mount Marker
Inscription.  This place was established as the county seat when Franklin County was formed. The first court was held in March, 1786. The first (log) courthouse was replaced in 1831. In 1836 the town consisted of 30 dwellings and a number of business houses. General Jubal A. Early practiced law here. The town was incorporated in 1873. The present courthouse was built in 1909.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conversation Commission. (Marker Number A-60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1786.
 
Location. 36° 59.717′ N, 79° 53.348′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, Virginia, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 220) close to West and East Court Streets, on the left. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount VA 24151, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norfolk and Western Caboose (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin County
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Iron Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Franklin County Court (approx. half a mile away); Carolina Road (approx. 4 miles away); Ferrum College (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Blackwater (approx. 4 miles away); Taylor’s Store (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Rocky Mount Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
2. Rocky Mount Marker
Franklin County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
3. Franklin County Courthouse
Marker is just out of frame to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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