Did you know?
Where is the South Mountain?
The South Mountain in Pennsylvania is at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a narrow mountain range extending through Virginia and Maryland into Pennsylvania. South Mountain is an interstate greenway, a sort of natural thoroughfare. It is a large, linear corridor six to seven miles wide, linking Pennsylvania with southern natural areas. It extends about 40 miles in a northeast to southwest direction connecting Franklin, Cumberland, Adams, and York Counties. The beauty and recreation of South Mountain can be enjoyed at Mont Alto and Caledonia State Parks, the two oldest state parks in Pennsylvania.
From settlement of the frontier and the French and Indian War to the Underground Railroad and Civil War, American history was written on the canvas of Franklin County. The influence of many distinguished people and well-known events of Franklin County stretched beyond the county boundaries, contributing to the story that is America’s history.
Mary Jemison (Dehgewanus) – Martin Delaney – Nellie Fox -- James Buchanan – Robert E. Lee – Margaret Cochran Corbin – Frederick Douglass -- Jimmy Stewart – Patrick Gass – Peter Geiser & George Frick – Walter Washington Smith – Thaddeus Stevens
To find out who these people are—if you don’t know or remember—and to find how they are associated with Franklin County, visit one of Franklin County’s museums or sites of historic interpretation.