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County History
This county was named after Benjamin Franklin and formed in 1785, from parts of Bedford and Henry Counties.  It was the home of the Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T Washington, the slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. 


Boones Mill - Rocky Mount


Callaway - Ferrum - Glade Hill -North Shore - Penhook -
Snow Creek - Union Hall - Westlake Corner

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Family Bibles

County History

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Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates
Nov 2014: Post Offices in 1850
Apr 2014 : Obits added for Angle, Cooper, Perdue and more

Jan 2014 : 1883 Pensioners

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Surrounding Counties
Bedford Co VA - Floyd Co VA - Henry Co VA -
Patrick Co VA - Pittsylvania Co VA - Roanoke Co VA


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