Franklin (HMBWB)

Location: Franklin, VA 23851
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 40.487', W 76° 55.189'

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Incorporated as a town in 1876, Franklin began as a Southampton County village in the 1830s. In October, 1862, during the Civil War, Union gunboats on the Blackwater River shelled the town and the railroad station. Several skirmishes occurred nearby in 1862 and 1863. A major fire destroyed 43 buildings in the town on February 26, 1881. The Camp Brothers' lumber mill and later their paper mill, as well as the peanut industry, helped Franklin prosper in this century. Franklin became an incorporated City in 1960.
Marker NumberU 126
Year Placed1988
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328448 N 4060513
Decimal Degrees36.67478333, -76.91981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.487', W 76° 55.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 29.22" N, 76° 55' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 S Main St, Franklin VA 23851, US
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