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Historical Markers in Hardy, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Franklin County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Franklin County, VA (24) Bedford County, VA (43) Floyd County, VA (22) Henry County, VA (10) Patrick County, VA (43) Pittsylvania County, VA (24) Roanoke County, VA (19)  FranklinCounty(24) Franklin County (24)  BedfordCounty(43) Bedford County (43)  FloydCounty(22) Floyd County (22)  HenryCounty(10) Henry County (10)  PatrickCounty(43) Patrick County (43)  PittsylvaniaCounty(24) Pittsylvania County (24)  RoanokeCounty(19) Roanoke County (19)
Rocky Mount is the county seat for Franklin County
Hardy is in Franklin County
      Franklin County (24)  
ADJACENT TO FRANKLIN COUNTY
      Bedford County (43)  
      Floyd County (22)  
      Henry County (10)  
      Patrick County (43)  
      Pittsylvania County (24)  
      Roanoke County (19)  
 
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1Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — A-95 — Birthplace of General Jubal Early
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
2Virginia (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
3Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — Booker T. Washington National Monument
"...my whole life has largely been one of surprises. I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant, unexpected encouragements of this kind if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day of his life—that is, tries to make . . . Map (db m137945) HM
4Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — Booker T. Washington's Birthplace
Booker T. Washington, the renowned African-American leader and educator, was born into slavery on this plantation and freed here after the Civil War ended. At this national monument, you can learn about his childhood in slavery, living here with . . . Map (db m137933) HM
5Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — Carry Me Home
A slave has died. As in Africa, mourners keep all-night vigil, chanting loudly and praying. When the next day's work is done, friends of the dead slave gather from surrounding farms. Then the long procession marches out—songs and shouts, . . . Map (db m137934) HM
6Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — Freed Here, At Last
Booker Taliaferro, his mother Jane, elder brother John Henry, younger sister Amanda, aunt Sophia, uncle Monroe, and cousin Sally were freed here in 1865. You can walk down to the site of emancipation, where the "Big House" was located. You can stand . . . Map (db m137943) HM
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7Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — How Tobacco Farms Used Slavery
Tobacco was the only crop grown on this farm that was sold for cash or bartered for goods. Corn, vegetables, and animals were raised to feed the people on the plantation. If a crop failed or if the tobacco barn burned down during the curing process, . . . Map (db m137944) HM
8Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — Jack-O-Lantern Branch Trail
To the slave, the forest offered more than hunting, fishing, or food. The woods were a place to meet, to rest, even to worship, away from the owner's gaze. Today, as in Booker Washington's childhood, half of this farm is forest. A 1½-mile . . . Map (db m137982) HM
9Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — Slavery on the Plantation
When Booker lived here as a child with his family, about ten enslaved people of African descent worked and lived on this plantation. The enslaved worked every day, for long hours, in heat and cold. They worked to keep the farm profitable, so the . . . Map (db m137978) HM
10Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — The Landscape of Slavery
September 1861. Half the slaves of the South live, labor, and die on small farms like this, worked by fewer than 20 slaves. Slaves build barns, fix houses, clear fields, work gardens, fed animals, weave cloth, and sweat out the toughest domestic . . . Map (db m172815) HM
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022