History

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  • Franklin County Historical Society
    Chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1968 with the stated purpose of collecting and preserving the history of Franklin County, Virginia. Staffed by
  • Franklin County Courthouse

    One of the most important buildings in Franklin County is the white-painted Beaux-arts Roman Revival Courthouse dominating "Uptown" Rocky Mount facing t

  • Waid Recreation Area

    Waid Recreation Area is a 220-acre facility located near Rocky Mount (off Rt. 40 West), along the site of the Old Carolina Wagon Trail.

  • The Grove

    The Grove, an antebellum Greek Revival estate, built by John Stafford Hale and his wife, Margaret Ingles Saunders Hale, great-granddaughter of Mary Drap

  • Highland Farm
    Workshops available for Highland Farm Baskets in the Old Appalachian Style. 85 Acre working farm, raising Scottish Highland Cattle (Heritage Breed). Occa
  • Richlands Coal Miners’ Memorial

    The Coal Miners' Memorial is a testament to the heritage of the Town of Richlands. Dedicated in 2003,the memorial is a tribute to the men/women who sacr

  • St. Albans Sanatorium-A Paranormal Investigation Site

    Described by many experienced paranormal teams as the "most active location on the east coast" – a night at St Albans Sanatorium is not for the we

  • Radford’s Historic Main St.
    A state-designated historic preservation area with unique shopping opportunities for the whole family.
  • A Journey on the Wilderness Road
    In Radford, trace the history that began in 1762 when William and Mary Draper Ingles established Ingles Ferry at a spot on the New River between the Blue R
  • Mary Draper Ingles Monument
    In the more than 250 years since Mary Draper Ingles was captured by Shawnee warriors, escaped and made her historic return journey to the New River Valley
  • Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery

    Come explore the Glencoe Mansion, home of Brigadier General Gabriel C. Wharton and his wife Nannie Radford Wharton. The 1875 Wharton home was const

  • New River Bridge, Radford
    New River Bridge, Radford, Trails sign at far west end of Bisset Park off Route 11 - Union troops attacked and burned this critical railroad bridge May 10,
  • Ingles Farm

    Visit Ingles Farm! Arguably one of the most historically significant sites in Virginia, Ingles Farm transports visitors back to the days of westward exp

  • Radford University McConnell Library
    Radford University's McConnell Library carries information on a wide range of subjects, including the Civil War.
  • Pulaski Railway Station

    The Virginia-Tennessee Railroad built the Grand Old Lady of Pulaski, the historic depot in 1888, just two years after the Commonwealth chartered the Tow

  • Pulaski County Library
    The local library at Pulaski is a great place to start for family genealogy research. The library offers online resources like Ancestry.com library edition
  • Pulaski County Courthouse

    The courthouse is consructed of "Peak Creek Sandstone". The clock and the belfry were added in 1911. The court house was originally constructed in 1896

  • Pocahontas Exhibition Mine & Museum

    ***PLEASE NOTE: The Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum will be closed for the 2019 season while it undergoes extensive renovations and work t

  • Pocahontas, Historical Mining Town

    Pocahontas, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Virginia's first coalfield boom town. Today, Pocahontas preserves its coal mining he

  • Stone Face Rock

    Folklore says that the face was carved by Cherokee Indians honoring their chief at the time. The name of the Chief is unknown. Others believe that the f