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Franklin, Virginia
Official seal of Franklin, Virginia
Seal
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 36°40′29″N, 76°55′50″W
Country United States
State Virginia
County Independent City
Incorporated March, 1876
Government
 - Mayor James P. Councill
Area
 - City  8.4 sq mi (21.8 km²)
 - Land  8.4 sq mi (21.6 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation  39 ft (12 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 8,594
 - Density 999.2/sq mi (385.9/km²)
 - Metro 1,645,015
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.franklinva.com/

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History

The city of Franklin had its humble beginnings in the 1830s as a railroad stop along the Blackwater River. During this era, the Blackwater River was used to transport goods to and from the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina.[1] The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... Albemarle Sound with the northern Outer Banks. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


The Civil War

In 1862 the Civil War came to Franklin, in what was referred to as The Joint Expedition Against Franklin[2] As several United States Navy Flag steamships, led by the USS Commodore Perry, tried to pass through Franklin on the Blackwater River, a band of local Confederates opened fire on the ships. As stated by an officer aboard one of the ships, "The fighting was the same—Here and there high banks with dense foliage, a narrow and very crooked stream, with frequent heavy firing of musketry."[3] In all, the battle yielded five naval casualites and 16 wounded. As the naval vessels retreated, the Confederates tried to block the narrow Blackwater River by felling large trees across the width. In the end, the Confederate attempts failed as no soldiers were captured and no ships were lost.[3] A total of 7 Medals of Honor were awarded to individual seamen for their distinguished service.[4][5] The approximate location in the state of Virginia where the Joint Expedition Against Franklin occurred. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The approximate location in the state of Virginia where the Joint Expedition Against Franklin occurred. ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... USS Commodore Perry was an armed side wheel ferry, in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February 1861 to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven Southern states seceded from the United States (four more states soon followed). ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ...

A historic sign in downtown Franklin with Information on the Civil War, and Union Camp.
A historic sign in downtown Franklin with Information on the Civil War, and Union Camp.

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Industrialization and the Camp family

It was not until 1887 that Franklin began to see significant growth. Six brothers from the Camp Family, with local roots, took possession of a local saw mill. The sawmill was small and had been operating for several years alongside the Blackwater River[6] With the Camp family's acquisition of the mill, it experienced 20 years of rapid growth under the leadership of Paul Douglas Camp(President), James Leonidas Camp(Vice-president) and Robert Judson Camp(Secretary-treasurer). At the end of this period, after bout with near bankruptcy, World War I brought the Camp Family back to financial success, bringing along with it the city of Franklin. By 1918, "Tiny Franklin had become a booming wartime village..."[6] By 1955, the Camp Corporation's annual sales reached $28 million, much of which they spread throughout the city of Franklin. The Camp family with a strong sense of family and community gave much back to the city of Franklin through above average wages and generous donations to local causes. [7] On May 29, 1956, the residents of Franklin were informed that the Local Camp Manufacturing Corporation had just negotiated a merger with the Union Bag and Paper company operating out of New York. This merger formed the Union Camp Corporation, locally known as Union Camp. Union Camp thrived in Franklin until 1999 when it was acquired by International Paper. Even though Union Camp no longer exists in Franklin, the Camp Family name lives on. Their legacy is most notable in the community, with the community college Paul D. Camp Community College, the James L Camp Jr. YMCA and The Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Library. Union camp corporation had a bag production facility in New Hope PA until the late nineteen eighties. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nikolay II Aleksey Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert H. Asquith D. Lloyd George Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NY redirects here. ... Union camp corporation had a bag production facility in New Hope PA until the late nineteen eighties. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the association. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, institution, or private individual. ...


Economy

Modern day Franklin has two major industrial sectors which are agriculture and manufacturing.[8] Franklin is listed as being the 13th most profitable and 12th largest farming community in the state.[9] The neighboring communities Southampton County, Isle of Wight County and the City of Suffolk are all ranked in the top 20 most profitable farming counties, with Southampton County being the 8th largest in the state.[9] With the high agricultural profile of Franklin and the surrounding areas, it is no surprise that Agriculture is the primary industry for the city. It was not until the opening of the Camp Lumber Mill in 1887 that the manufacturing sector began to expand. The Camp Lumber Mill became the Union Camp Corporation which was eventually bought by International Paper.[8]Today, the International Paper Paper Mill located on the eastern boundary of the city, aside the Blackwater River, produces lumber, pulp and paper products and other chemical by-products. Manufacturing, a branch of industry which accounts for about one-quarter of the worlds economic activity, is the application of tools and a processing medium to the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale. ... Southampton County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Isle of Wight Area  - Total  - Water 940 km² (363 mi²) 121 km² (47 mi²) 12. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1742 Mayor Linda T. Johnson Area    - City 1,111. ... Southampton County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Union camp corporation had a bag production facility in New Hope PA until the late nineteen eighties. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ... International Paper Companys Kraft paper mill in Georgetown, South Carolina. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Lumber or Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction... Pulp and Paper is the name of the largest United States-based trade magazine for the pulp and paper industry. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,346 people, 3,384 households, and 2,277 families residing in the city. The population density was 385.9/km² (999.2/mi²). There were 3,767 housing units at an average density of 174.2/km² (451.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.72% White, 52.31% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,384 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,687, and the median income for a family was $40,299. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $21,927 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,573. About 16.8% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Geography

Flooding after Hurricane Floyd in Franklin, Virginia
Flooding after Hurricane Floyd in Franklin, Virginia

Franklin is located at 36°40′29″N, 76°55′50″W (36.674954, -76.930799)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.8 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.6 km² (8.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.60%) is water. Image File history File links Floydfranklin. ... Image File history File links Floydfranklin. ... Lowest pressure 921 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $4. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Blackwater River

The Blackwater River, running along the eastern boundary of the city played an important role in the industrialization of the city, but has not been immune to problems plaguing rivers, most notably flooding. In 1999, in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd, downtown Franklin was submerged under as much as 12 feet of water as the Blackwater River swelled to a new historical crest at 26.4 feet.[10] The hurricane flooding caused the submersion of 182 business and 150 homes located primarily in downtown.[11] In 2006, after a rain storm left the area saturated, the Blackwater River crested at close to 23 feet, the highest crest since 1940 excluding the flood in 1999[10] The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Lowest pressure 921 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $4. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. ... Rain falling Rain on an umbrella Rain is a form of precipitation, as are snow, sleet, hail, and dew. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Community

The franklin airport sign with the International Paper papermill in the background.
The franklin airport sign with the International Paper papermill in the background.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2256x1496, 729 KB) This is the airport sign for the Franklin Airport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2256x1496, 729 KB) This is the airport sign for the Franklin Airport. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ...

Education

These are all places that provide education at some level in the area of Franklin.

Franklin High School may refer to: Franklin High School (Los Angeles) Franklin High School (New Jersey) Ben Franklin High School (New Orleans) Franklin High School (Massachusetts) Franklin High School (Elk Grove, California) Franklin High School (Indiana) Franklin High School (Maryland) Franklin High School (Livonia, Michigan) Franklin High School (Nebraska) Franklin... Southampton High School is a public high school located in Courtland, Virginia in Southampton County west of Franklin and east of Emporia. ... Southampton Academy is a private college-preparatory school located off of Old Plank Rd. ...

Community resources

  • Franklin Municipal-John Beverly Rose Airport
  • Betsy Camp Campbell Memorial Library
  • James L. Camp Jr. YMCA
  • Southampton Memorial Hospital

The Franklin Municipal-John Beverly Rose Airport is a small general aviation airport located in Franklin, Virginia. ... This article is about the association. ...

External links

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References

  1. ^ Rouse, Parke Jr. The Timber Tycoons - The Camp Families of Virginia and Florida, and their empire, 1887-1987. Southampton County Historical Society, 1988. . pg 1.
  2. ^ United States. US Navy. Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December, 1862. pg 149.
  3. ^ a b United States. US Navy. Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December, 1862. pg. 153
  4. ^ Medal of Honor Recipients (M-Z). Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  5. ^ Medal of Honor Recipients A-L. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  6. ^ a b Rouse, Parke Jr. The Timber Tycoons - The Camp Families of Virginia and Florida, and their empire, 1887-1987. Southampton County Historical Society, 1988. . pg 2.
  7. ^ Rouse, Parke Jr. The Timber Tycoons - The Camp Families of Virginia and Florida, and their empire, 1887-1987. Southampton County Historical Society, 1988. . pg 3.
  8. ^ a b Tourism & History. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  9. ^ a b Top Virginia Counties. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  10. ^ a b Historic Crests for the Blackwater River near Franklin. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  11. ^ Virginia Hurricane History. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.

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