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Franklin County Homes for Sale
Franklin County Information
Franklin County, Virginia is located in the Blue Ridge Foothills. As of 2010, the population was just over 56,000. The county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford and Henry counties, and was named for Benjamin Franklin. Franklin County is one of Virginia’s fastest growing counties made up of communities that continue to value their farms, forests, waters, and cultural heritage. The county has a total area of 712 square miles, and of which 19 square miles are water. It is upriver of the fall line of the Roanoke River, located at Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Notable residents and natives include Jubal Anderson Early, a Confederate general, Booker T. Washington, a freedman who became a leading educator and one of the prominent civil rights activists of his era, was born on the Burroughs Farm in Hale’s Ford.
Living in Franklin County
The outdoors are important to Franklin County residents and visitors. The county has everything from the gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the rush of surging down rapids on the Blackwater River. Relax on Smith Mountain Lake, or get your head pounding on the back of a motorcycle racing down a mountain road. If you like to fish and hunt you can plan a getaway to any of the woods, lakes, or rivers in the county. For those that are less adventursome, take in any of the many cultural experiences Franklin County has to offer. From weekly music james to centuries-old family farms, Franklin County is a blend of the arts of today, with the heritage brought by settlers long ago. Franklin County is a place where side roads are easy to explore and a pastoral landscape of farmsteads and crossroad villages, and wehre electrified praise-band churches rock just down the road from pre-Civil War a cappella congregations. Hand crafts and family recipes are a regular part of both home life and community festivals, and fiddlers play dance tunes for diners at on of the many stops along the Crooked Road Music Trail. Antique pleasure boats run the lakes, and 1950′s hot rods run the roads.