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By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2015
Jubal A. Early Homeplace Marker
Virginia (Franklin County), Boones Mill — Jubal A. Early Homeplace
Jubal A. Early Homeplace Circa 1814 has been designated Virginia Historic Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1997 — Map (db m87173) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Boones Mill — Jubal Early HomeplaceUnreconstructed Confederate General
This is the childhood home of Jubal Anderson Early, who was born on November 3, 1816. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1837 and served as a lieutenant in the Seminole War in Florida before resigning in 1838. He practiced . . . — Map (db m87172) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Boones Mill — Z-69 — Roanoke County / Franklin County
Roanoke County Area 305 Square Miles Formed in 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery, and probably named for Roanoke River. General Andrew Lewis lived here. The city of Roanoke is known as the Gate City of the South. Franklin County Area 697 . . . — Map (db m58381) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Gills Creek — A-98 — Taylor’s Store
Here stood Taylor’s Store, established in 1799 by Skelton Taylor, a lieutenant in the Bedford County militia during the Revolutionary War. After Franklin County was formed, Taylor became a militia captain and overseer of the poor. His store and . . . — Map (db m65624) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — A-95 — Birthplace of General Jubal Early — Franklin County Bicentennial 1786-1986
Near this place, on land occupied since the 1780s by the Early family, Confederate General Jubal Early was born in 1816, The General practiced law in Franklin County and served in the Mexican War before the Civil War. Early fought in more . . . — Map (db m65625) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — KP-14 — Booker T. Washington Birthplace
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the nearby Burroughs plantation on April 5, 1856. He was graduated from Hampton Institute in 1875 where he became an instructor. Because of his achievements as an educator, he was selected to establish a . . . — Map (db m65611) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — A-96 — Carolina Road
Here through the Maggoty Gap, the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to Georgia, known locally as the Carolina Road, passes through the Blue Ridge. Originating as the Great Warrior Path of the Iroquois centuries before, the path was frequently used . . . — Map (db m63203) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — Ferrum College
Ten miles southwest is Ferrum, named for iron mines nearby. Ferrum College was established by the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1913 through the influence of its Woman’s Society of Christian Service. It became a junior college . . . — Map (db m63206) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — First Franklin County Court
Here at the house and ordinary of Col. James Callaway, proprietor of the Washington Iron Works, the first Franklin County court met to organize the new county on Monday, Jan. 2, 1976. The iron works had been established here by 1773 by Col. John . . . — Map (db m65984) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — A-93 — Fort Blackwater
Near here stood a stockade erected by Capt. Nathaniel Terry and garrisoned by men under his command. Washington made “Terry’s Fort” a link in his chain of forts and inspected it in the fall of 1756. — Map (db m63202) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — Franklin County — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail
Franklin County. Welcome to Franklin County, the eastern gateway to The Crooked Road, a journey through Southwest Virginia's musical heritage that winds through the Appalachian Mountains for 265 miles. Franklin County has always been a cultural . . . — Map (db m71564) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — Norfolk and Western CabooseClass: C31P No: 518631 — Built: January, 1970
One in a class of 200 built by International Railway Car Company, Kenton, Ohio between December, 1968 and February, 1970. The “P” denotes pool service and meant the caboose could travel any portion of the N & W System. Before air . . . — Map (db m71566) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — A-60 — Rocky Mount
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. . . . — Map (db m65950) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Rocky Mount — A-97 — Washington Iron Works
Here stands the furnace and ironmaster’s house of the Washington Iron Works, Franklin County’s first industry. Originally established in 1773 by Col. John Donelson, father-in-law of President Andrew Jackson, the iron plantation was acquired in 1779 . . . — Map (db m65983) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Snow Creek — Z-73 — Franklin County / Henry County
Franklin County Area 697 Square Miles ---------------Formed in 1785 from Henry and Bedford and added to from Patrick. Named for Benjamin Franklin. General Jubal A. Early lived in this county. Henry County Area 444 Square Miles . . . — Map (db m63193) HM
Virginia (Franklin County), Westlake Corner — KP-20 — Smith Mountain LakeFranklin County
Appalachian Power Company built Smith Mountain and Leesville Dams between 1960 and 1963 to generate hydroelectric energy. West of Smith Mountain Dam, the waters of the Roanoke and Blackwater Rivers formed Smith Mountain Lake, covering 20,600 . . . — Map (db m104438) HM

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