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Encyclopedia > Franklin County, Virginia
Franklin County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1785
Seat Rocky Mount
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,873 km² (712 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
50 km² (19 mi²), 2.74%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

47,286
26/km² 
Website: franklincountyva.org

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 47,286. Its county seat is Rocky Mount6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Rocky Mount is a town located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Rocky Mount is a town located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

The county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. This county was home to Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early, and Booker T. Washington, a slave who became one of the main civil rights activists of his era. During Prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the "Moonshine Capital of the World," a name trumpeted today by the local chamber of commerce, although it is still being made commonly in the area[citation needed]. In 2002, a book was written about The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935 in the County.[1] Since the 1980s, much residential development has occurred around Smith Mountain Lake, attracting both commuters to Roanoke, Lynchburg, Martinsville, and Danville and many retirees, and has driven the county's population growth. 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (traditional) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Government Republic President... Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War. ... Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Shine Road The name tells the history of this back road in Hemingway, South Carolina Revenue men at the site of moonshine stills, Kentucky, 1911 or before Moonshine (sometimes known as Poitín, mooney, moon, creek water, hooch, Portuguese grape juice, white lightning, and many others) is a common slang... Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... Smith Mountain Lake Smith Mountain Lake is a large artificial lake southeast of Roanoke, Virginia, and southwest of Lynchburg, Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Martinsville is an independent city located within the confines of Henry County, Virginia. ... Nickname: River City, City of Churches Motto: A World Class Organization Country United States State Virginia County Independent City  - Mayor R. Wayne Williams, Jr. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,843 km² (712 mi²). 1,792 km² (692 mi²) of it is land and 50 km² (19 mi²) of it (2.74%) is water. 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. ...


Districts

The county is divided into several supervisor districts a few are: Blackwater, Blue Ridge, Boones Mill, Gills Creek, Rocky Mount, Snow Creek, Union Hall, Ferrum, Glade Hill, and Penhook.


Adjacent Counties

Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Pittsylvania County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1791 Seat Stuart Area  - Total  - Water 1,258 km² (486 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 47,286 people, 18,963 households, and 13,918 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (68/mi²). There were 22,717 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.95% White, 9.35% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.21% 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 18,963 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,056, and the median income for a family was $45,163. Males had a median income of $29,807 versus $22,215 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,605. About 7.30% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 9.80% 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. ...


Towns

Boones Mill is a town located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... Ferrum is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Virginia, United States. ... North Shore is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... Penhook is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... Rocky Mount is a town located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... Union Hall is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Virginia. ... Westlake Corner is a census-designated place and community located in Franklin County, Virginia. ...

References

  1. ^ Blue Ridge Traditions Magazine: Book Review of The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935, T. Keister Greer, 2002, ISBN 0972235515

External links

  • Franklin County government official website
  • Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

  Results from FactBites:
 
Franklin County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Franklin is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
The county was formed in 1785 from parts of Bedford County and Henry County.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
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