(Franklin, Virginia)Between 1907 and 1930 Franklin witnessed arevolution in transportation as gasoline-poweredvehicles replaced the horse and buggy and steam-powered transportation. Even as Franklin benefited from a boom in buggy making duringthe first decade of the twentieth century, theautomobile came to Franklin. In 1913 Franklin'sfirst car dealership opened, and by 1919 carsoutnumbered buggies on Franklin streets.Franklin adopted the Town Manager form ofgovernment in 1922. Soon after, the Town pavedits streets with concrete or macadamized stone toadapt to the Age of Gasoline. Hard surfacedstreets, sidewalks, and curbs replaced dirt andgravel streets, hitching posts, and wateringtroughs. The Camp mill continued to use theriver and the railroads survived as freight carriers,but the character of Franklin's futuredevelopment - though retarded by thedepression and World War II - would bedetermined by the automobile. After the warhomes and businesses were built farther and farther from the old business district.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328468 N 4060479|
|Decimal Degrees||36.67448333, -76.91958333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 40.469', W 76° 55.175'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 40' 28.14" N, 76° 55' 10.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 362-398 US-258, Franklin VA 23851, US|
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