Franklin County

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Franklin County is named for Benjamin Franklin, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1706 to 1790.

 

Created:  October 17, 1785

County Seat: 

Rocky Mount  1785 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rocky Mount 

 

Location:  275 South Main Street / East Court Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Harvey H Huggins

Contractor:  Roanoke Sheet Metal Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. A small wrought iron balcony is above the central entrance. There are lower north and south wings. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with open section at the top. The roof is hipped. An addition was added on the east side in 1954. The architect was Smithey & Boynton and the contractor was Martin Brothers, Inc. An addition was constructed on the south side in 1989.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1830.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Roanoke County and Bedford County

East    – Bedford County and Pittsylvania County

South – Henry County and Patrick County

West   – Floyd County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013