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Historical & Background Items of Interest

The Hornbook of Virginia History

Parishes: Patrick (also Henry Co.), Russell (also Bedford Co. & Campbell Co.)

Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion

Rocky Mount, 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
(540) 483-1890
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, 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
Email: <>
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
Drawer VGS96
Richmond, VA 23235-6784

Genealogically Oriented Pages

Surname Register

Let me ADD your SURNAME to our Register of researchers' ema

Researcher's WebPages

And if you have a WebPage, covering your Franklin Co families, send the surnames and URL to me, Rena Worthen - With full names and dates.

Query Page

Visit our Query Page, to post a query or review queries about families of Franklin Co

Books for Sale & Lookup

Check 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&

Family 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.

Links to Every County in the VAGenWeb Archives

Where to Write for Vital Statistics

This WebSite has address for both state and counties.


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