Franklin County is a place with rich culture and proud heritage. Music, shine, artisans and more, we celebrate all of our roots.
Welcome to Franklin County, Virginia!
Nestled among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are a Gateway to Virginia’s mountains; Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region; and The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Not to mention two lakes; two river blueways and two historic towns. With traditions steeped in heritage through arts, music, and culture; you will discover an array of things to see and do in Franklin County, Virginia.
Experience a jam session along the Crooked Road or an exciting range of entertainment at the Harvester Performance Center. Discover local arts and hand-made crafts around the historic towns of Rocky Mount and Boones Mill. Find your Outdoor “Gate-away” with a hike on scenic trails, padding more than 70 miles of blueways, reeling in trophy bass or taking a splash at Philpott Lake and Smith Mountain Lake – now celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
No journey to Franklin County is complete without visiting the cultural and historic exhibits at Booker T. Washington National Monument – the birthplace of famed orator, and the Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum – where you will learn about life and culture in the Blue Ridge region.