Franklin Co, VAGenWeb Project
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Historical & Background Items of Interest
The Hornbook of Virginia History
: Patrick (also Henry Co.), Russell (also Bedford Co. &
Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion
, the county seat, was for nearly 100 years, two rival
villages, Rocky Mount
and Mount Pleasant
, combined in 1873.
The county was named for Benjamin Franklin
who was a popular hero
in 1785 when the county was organized.
Beverly Merrit has created a website about Franklin County Genealogy.Check back often for additions.
The web address is Franklin County Genealogy
Franklin County Heritage Society
65 East Court St.
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
meets 1st Saturday of each month at 10am at the Coffee Grinder Restaurant
Research Library and Museum
Mon-Sat 9am-noon & 1-4pm
Membership is 10.00.
Has available for sale, both a map showing locations of settlers, a
compilation of county cemeteries.Further description,
and ordering information are available.
Has over 104,000 names in their database, and will print family groups
sheets for $0.50 each, minimum charge $5.00, postage paid. Contact Beverly
Merritt firstname.lastname@example.org, for an estimate
of the number of hits for your surname.
Bassett Branch Historical Center
3964 Fairystone Park Highway
Route 7, Box 250
Bassett, VA 24055
Phone (540) 629-9191
Ms. Pat Ross, Director History-Genealogy Department
Regular Hours, Mon, Wed, & Thu: 10:00 am to 5:30pm;
Tue: 12:00 noon to 8:00pm
Fri & Sat: 10:00am to 2:00pm
The genealogy department at the Bassett Branch Library is a repository
for all genealogical research and local history for this area. Their collection
is one of the best in the Piedmont and in southwestern Virginia.
The Southside Virginian
is a quarterly magazine for the Southside Virginia counties. Their stated
list of counties includes Franklin Co. Subscriptions are on a calendar
year basis at $22.00 ($24.00 after March 1st of each year). Contact:
The Soutside Virginian
P.O. Box 3684
Richmond, VA 23235-6784
Genealogically Oriented Pages
Let me ADD your SURNAME
of researchers' ema
And if you have a WebPage, covering your Franklin
send the surnames and URL to me, Rena Worthen - email@example.com
With full names and dates.
our Query Page, to post a query or review queries about families of
Books for Sale & Lookup
out the list of books currently available from various vendors or for
which Lookup Offers have been made. Let me post your books here if you're
willing to assist others.
Family Reunion "Bulletin Board&
Reunion page, where folks can post information on upcoming family reunions
in VA. Let the folks there know about yours. Other StatePages will have
this feature as well.
This WebSite has address for both state and counties.
Researching Franklin County