Franklin County, the Moonshine Capital, is between Smith Mountain Lake to the east and The Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, has a rich heritage and natural beauty. The fascinating history attracts people due to its strong Virginia roots. You don’t want to miss the historical landmarks of Franklin County, Va.
The Booker T. Washington National Monument highlights the civil war and what it meant to Franklin County. This place talks of the dreams of people like Booker. He lifted the veil of ignorance and wanted to get out of the bondage of slavery to live a life of education, dignity, and respect.
You can go on the ranger-guided walking tour to learn about the rich history of this place. Entrance to the park is free to the public and represents the emancipation of those who did not enjoy freedom in their time. Also, do not miss the map for this place here.
Located near Boones Mill, The Jubal Early Homeplace and Archaeological Site is another famous spot known for being on one of the two Virginia Civil War Trails. The 200-year-old home of General Jubal Anderson Early stands here, representing Virginia and its history. Jubal A. Early was a politician, lawyer and Civil War General with a very interesting life. His family home is now a place for educational exhibits, portraits, and artifacts. For directions, click here.
Blue Ridge Institute and Museum provide educational and entertaining programs while focusing on Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Here’s a link to some of the fantastic events they offer. The Institute focuses on the folklore and music of Franklin County. There are several different styles of music in the region, all unique among themselves. If you like music combined with the history of Franklin County, the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is well worth a visit.
By the way! If you love to visit museums and libraries, then Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny Genealogy Library And Museum is your place!
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