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Posted on April 29, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

In Southampton County and Franklin, VA, the “boys of spring” don’t wear pinstripes and cleats, but rather John Deere hats and work boots.  If you compare local agriculture to a baseball game, the National Anthem on opening day is playing as you read this.  There has been some corn planted in the area but as a percentage to the crop, as a whole, we will compare that to preseason scrimmages.

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Posted on March 23, 2015
Posted in Events & Festivals
 

These 5 events will help you spring into spring in Franklin Southampton. Be sure to mark your calendars and come on out to the Franklin-Southampton County Fair Grounds for the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo on March 28th. Riverkeeper, Jeff Turner, invites you to participate in Clean Rivers Day on March 28th. Tourists and locals alike are invited to help make National Mom & Pop Business Owner Day a huge success in 2015! On Sunday, March 29th shop small and support the small Mom & Pop shops in Franklin and Southampton. The Boykins Spring Carnival is set for April 10th and 11th. Come spend the afternoon at the Southampton Heritage Village/Ag & Forestry Museum on April 18th from 12:00pm-5:00pm. As always, we welcome you to Escape to Tradition in the City of Franklin and Southampton County.

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Posted on March 18, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

We invite you to "Escape to Tradition" in the City of Franklin and Southampton County but many don't know or understand the historic and modern view of our local farmers. In celebration for National Agriculture Day we are announcing a new blog series "Cultivating the Crop: A Series about the Process and History of Farming in Franklin and Southampton". This series will provide readers with an inside look into the entire farming process from the view of one of our own, local farmers. We hope you will enjoy learning more about Franklin and Southampton's farming history as well as the future for our local farmers. If you have specific questions in regards to farming, the process, or a specific season please send them to info@franklinsouthamptonva.com for us to pass along to our farmer to answer at a later date.

 

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Posted on March 11, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

You can boil 'em, roast 'em, smoke 'em, bake 'em. There's chocolate covered peanuts, raw peanuts, honey roasted peanuts, cajun peanuts, salted-in-the-shell peanuts, butter toffee peanuts, salt and pepper peanuts, redskin peanuts, sugar coated peanuts, wasabi peanuts, peanut butter and peanut brittle. It's safe to say all of us in Franklin and Southampton are NUTS about peanuts!

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Posted on March 10, 2015
Posted in History & Heritage
 

Once a railroad and steamboat hub of commerce, the City of Franklin is a laid-back cousin to the larger cities just miles away. The welcoming Visitor Center, in the old railroad depot, is in the heart of the historic area. You'll find a variety of shops and restaurants as well as beautifully restored vintage homes, including a plush period B&B, and parks perfect for an impromptu picnic. In Southampton County a sprawling landscape boasts small towns waiting to be explored and more Century Farms than any other Virginia county. Numerous boat landings welcome casual boaters and fishermen. Hunters find abundant game and local outfitters who offer guides and comfortable lodges. 

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