Franklin County

With a flawless combination of southern hospitality and hometown charm, Franklin County, Virginia has become a popular destination for those eager to settle down in a family-friendly location.

Rocky Mount, Virginia serves as the county seat and is the central location for area commerce. Residents take advantage of Rocky Mount’s close proximity to larger metropolitan areas, such as Roanoke and Greensboro, while enjoying the relaxing comforts of small town life.

Outdoor enthusiasts immediately fall for Franklin County’s abundance of natural beauty. Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Franklin County is home to a number of hiking trails, recreational parks and is home to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Booker T. Washington National Monument. Affectionately known as “the land between the lakes,” residents enjoy fishing, swimming and a host of recreational watersport activities at both Smith Mountain Lake and Philpott Lake.

Franklin County is part of The Crooked Road–Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Festivals, concerts and impromptu jam sessions are quite common to the area. The Harvester Performance Center, located in Rocky Mount, features local, regional and national musical acts of all genres.

The area is also the site of Ferrum College, a private four-year college spanning over 700 acres. Other notable colleges and universities that are within close proximity are Virginia Tech, The University of Virginia, Radford University, Hollins University and Roanoke College. Franklin County is home to warm welcomes, smiling faces and strong communities. If you’d like to learn a little more about all that this beautiful destination has to offer, all you have to do is ask!