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Posted on June 28, 2022
Posted in Free & Almost Free
 

Get your red, white, and blue gear ready for all the Independence Day Celebrations happening in Franklin Southampton.! Read more for all the details! 

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Posted on June 23, 2022
Posted in History & Heritage
 

Something must have been very unique about Southampton’s African community as during the first quarter of the 19th century four men of African descent, born just a few years and miles apart, took different paths to find freedom from the oppressive conditions of slavery. Nat Turner, Anthony Gardiner, Dred Scott, and John ‘Fed’ Brown challenged existing norms and, in doing so, enflamed the nation’s slavery debate which resulted in its abolition.  Each of these stories are profound reflections from four men from Southampton County. They were all freedom fighters and their efforts changed American politics and began the march toward emancipation.

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Posted on April 1, 2022
Posted in Events & Festivals
 

Spring is here and we are ready for you to discover a variety of events offered throughout Franklin Southampton! Explore the highlights in this blog and check out our event calendar to plan a trip. Don’t forget to explore our dining and shopping options so you can make a day of it!

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Posted on March 1, 2022
 

National Peanut Month: thirty-one days of commemorating Franklin Southampton’s most famous crop! Did you know Southampton County is home to the largest acreage of planted peanuts in the state of Virginia? With the highest-yield production in the state, you’ll be sure to find wonderful options for this delicious snack by planning a trip to Franklin Southampton! We’ve created a peanut trail around our community, spotlighting each of our seven peanut retail companies, let’s meet the Leaders of Legumes! 

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Posted on February 9, 2022
Posted in Attractions
 

February: the shortest month of the year, sometimes the coldest month and an awesome month to come discover Franklin Southampton! We have art, events, food, shopping and more! Check out the blog for inspiration and plan your trip today! 

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