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Posted on November 4, 2022
Posted in Dining & Shopping
 

Ready to check everyone off your shopping list for the holiday season? We have the perfect small businesses to help you do just that! Plan a roadtrip to Franklin Southampton and find everything you need!

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Posted on October 7, 2022
 

Fall in Franklin Southampton has a magical feel. The white cotton fields welcome you instead of traffic. The leaves dancing along the backroads gives you a childlike wonder. It’s the perfect place to come and reset while enjoying the events and businesses that are ready to welcome you! Read more to discover 5 reasons we think you will love fall in Franklin Southampton VA! 

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Posted on July 1, 2022
Posted in Family Fun
 

90 degrees outside calls for one thing, ice cold treats! Whether it is a delicious ice cream cone, frozen lemonade, a classic popsicle, or iced coffee, here are the best spots to pick up a chilling treat in our community. Grab a friend and cool down in Franklin Southampton!

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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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