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Posted on March 20, 2021

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 September 16, 2016

Fishing can be considered a sport, hobby or recreational activity.  However you describe it, fishing in the Franklin Southampton County area can be second to none. I have spent my entire life trolling, drifting and sometimes even wading the rivers in this area. The abundance of fish species inhabiting these three local rivers is phenomenal. Don’t get me wrong, can you catch a much larger bass in Florida or Texas? Yes. Can you catch more and larger smallmouth and yellow perch in Wisconsin? Most defiantly! But what you will find here in Franklin Southampton is a fishing experience, which I believe, few places on Earth can rival. 

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Posted on May 20, 2016

Learn about the abundant recreational freshwater fishing located in and around the Franklin Southampton area. Take a journey with "Rooster Tail" a hobbyist fisherman who enjoys telling his tales on the three rivers (Blackwater, Nottoway and Meherrin). Get your bottom rigs ready, your fishing line threaded and prepare for a reeling good time with this fun fishing series. 

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Posted on December 21, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage

The final installment of the 2015 farming series about the process and history of farming in Franklin Southampton comes to a close after the last cover crop has been sown. This year's crops and farmers have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of farming. 

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Posted on November 5, 2015
Posted in Events & Festivals

'Tis the season for shopping local in Franklin Southampton. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy a variety of open houses, parties, parades and great local events including the Downtown Holiday Extravaganza, Southern Charm Garden Center Open House, Franklin Fall Festival, Chamber Business Expo, Carriage Rides, Small Business Saturday, Meet and Great with the Original Snow Queen from Miller and Rhoads, Downtown Franklin Elf Parade and Tree Lighting, Downtown Franklin Christmas Parade, Town of Ivor Christmas Parade, Breakfast with Santa at Airfield 4-H Conference Center, and an Old Timey Christmas in Downtown Franklin. 

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