Franklin County

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Franklin County is situated in the northeastern Piedmont region of North Carolina. Known for its fruitful soil, rolling hills, and bountiful streams, it has a rich agricultural heritage. Franklin County was created in 1779, with its founders honoring statesman Benjamin Franklin as the county's namesake. Built along the Tar River, Louisburg, the county seat, has an impressive historic district lined with majestic homes and churches from the turn of the 20th century. Steeped in education, Franklin County is home to Louisburg College, which was established in 1787, and once boasted as many as 100 one-room schoolhouses. Franklin County showcases the architectural heritage, long-standing communities, and citizens who have lived and worked here.
ISBN: 9781467122160
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Louisburg resident Diane Taylor Torrent is a board member of the Heritage Society of Franklin County. As a genealogist for 30 years, she has compiled the family histories of many community members. Photographs gathered for this book were collected door-to-door, pulled from old family albums, bureau drawers, and attic crawl spaces, each one a treasure to be saved.
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