Travel the trails of Franklin County through acres of farmland and forests. Trek back to frontier settlements and forts, stopovers along the Underground Railroad, and sites of Civil War raids and invasions. Woven between these stories of America’s history are the verdant, rolling hills and azure skies, old-fashioned ice cream parlors, bakeries with shoo-fly pies and sticky buns; orchards with succulent sweet peaches in July and crisp, juicy apples in October; theatres and inns, meandering trails and streams, ski slopes and golf courses, and charming towns where people still smile, stop, and speak.
Lee’s retreat from Gettysburg was plagued by thunderstorms and mud. With 50,000 troops to move to the safety of Virginia, and his 60 miles-long wagon train of wounded and supplies, his journey was arduous. There were two routes to Virginia. The longer route extended...
Allison-Antrim Museum’s Virtual Speaker for March 2021 is architectural historian and author, Douglass Reed. ~ In March 2019, he presented a PowerPoint on “Ancestry of Franklin County Log Architecture.” Doug presented the four stages of log building development...
A new book has been installed on the StoryWalk® children’s story trail at Pine Hill Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro. The park is open during daylight hours, and visiting the StoryWalk® is free. Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals, with...
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The Underground Railroad was an important part of our nation’s history, and Franklin County was a key stop in the quest for freedom.
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Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center Explores African American History, Women's History, And All American History
Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to explore African American History, Women’s History and American History with exhibits, selfie installation, and essays at Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center.