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Trinity United Methodist Church
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Albion Primitive Baptist Church
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Ayersville Baptist Church
Baldhill Church
Beaver Island Baptist Church
Bethel Baptist Church
Bethel Church
Bethesda Church
Bethesda United Methodist Church
Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Beulah Church
Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church
Blackwell Church
Blanch Church
Bluestone Baptist Church
Bold Spring Baptist Church
Brims Grove Baptist Church
Brown Mountain Missionary Baptist Church
Buffalo Primitive Baptist Church
Byrd Memorial Church
Calvary Church
Capella Church of Christ
Cedar Falls Church
Cedar Grove Church
Centenary Methodist Church
Chapel Hill Primitive Baptist Church
Chestnut Ridge Church
Christian View Pentecostal Holiness Church
Clearview Baptist Church
Closer Walk Church
College Park Baptist Church
Collinstown Presbyterian Church
Comers Chapel
Community Baptist Church
Dan River Presbyterian Church
Dan River Primitive Baptist Church
Dan River Wesleyan Church
Dan Valley Baptist Church
Davis Chapel Methodist Church
Deep Springs Baptist Church
Delta United Methodist Church
Ebenzer Church
El Bethel Presbyterian Church
Emmanuel Church
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
Fellowship Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Madison
First Baptist Church of Mayodan
First Baptist Church of Stoneville
Floyd Baptist Church
Francisco Presbyterian Church
Glens Chapel
Goodwill Baptist Church
Grace Baptist Church
Graves Chapel
Greenwood Presbyterian Church
Guerrant Springs Church
Gwynns Chapel
Hampton Heights Church
Happy Home United Church of Christ
Hartman Church
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church
Hills Church
Hilltop Church
Howards Chapel
Jessups Grove Baptist Church
Joyce Chapel Presbyterian Church
Kings Highway Christian Church
Kings Mountain View Church
Lakeview Baptist Church
Lawsonville Church
Lawsonville Church
Lawsonville Road Church
Lick Fork Primitive Baptist Church
Little Bethlehem Christian Church
Lively Stones Baptist Church
Locust Grove Church
Locust Hill Church
Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church
Madison Presbyterian Church
Martin View Church
Matrimony Primitive Baptist Church
Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church
Meadow View Church

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Franklin  may refer to:

  • Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), a Founding Father of the United States
  • John Franklin (1786–1847), a British Royal Navy officer and explorer
  • Franklin (class), a historic social class
  • Franklin (given name)
  • Franklin (surname)

Virginia State Parks (Images of America Series)

Sharon B. Ewing

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt’s establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933 had lasting conservation impacts across the nation. Virginia joined this effort when Will Carson of the Virginia Conservation Commission convinced Roosevelt to use the Civilian Conservation Corps to build a state park system. Virginia is distinguished as the only state in the nation to open a system of state parks on one day. On June 15, 1936, the first six state parks―Douthat, Seashore (present day First Landing), Hungry Mother, Fairy Stone, Westmoreland, and Staunton River State Parks―were opened. From these humble beginnings, the commonwealth has developed over 35 diverse, award-winning state parks. From seashore to mountains, take a journey across Virginia through a vast array of landscapes and unrivaled natural and cultural resources.

Smith Mountain Dam and Lake (Images of America)

James A. Nagy

The construction of a dam in the gap of Smith Mountain in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, had been considered as early as the 1920s. However, the dam's construction did not begin until 1960. Smith Mountain Dam closed the gap completely in 1963, and Smith Mountain Lake began to fill and form behind it. The hydroelectric dam consists of 175,000 cubic yards of concrete and has the capacity to generate 605 megawatts of electricity for up to 11 hours. Smith Mountain Dam is part of a two-dam system on the Roanoke River, and its companion dam, the Leesville Dam, is a smaller structure designed to pump water back to Smith Mountain Lake and to also generate hydroelectric power for American Electric Power (AEP) customers. Smith Mountain Lake covers 20,000 acres and has a 500-mile shoreline, which borders Franklin, Pittsylvania, and Bedford Counties. Over the years, development near and around Smith Mountain Lake has exploded, and this has presented both opportunities and challenges in regard to stewardship of the area's natural resources.

West Columbus (Images of America)

Sean V. Lehosit

Present-day West Columbus is a collective of neighborhoods born from the western banks of the Scioto River in what became Franklin County on April 30, 1803. The first settlement, Franklinton, was founded by Lucas Sullivant in 1797, platted two years after he received 6,000 acres in payment for surveying the central Ohio portion of the Virginia Military District. Later expansions included the areas of Sullivant's Hill, Rome, and Camp Chase. While the first settlers were farmers and ex-soldiers, the land would also attract Quakers, rail men, real estate moguls, and manufacturers. The neighborhoods found success even though the Scioto River, which birthed the region, on multiple occasions threatened to wash them off the map during three great floods. Characterized by a hardworking and driven population, the community attracted major investments by the mid-1900s, including the expanded operations of the General Motors Fisher Body Plant.

McLean (Images of America Series)

Carole L. Herrick

McLean was a farming community in 1910, when Henry Alonzo Storm established a general store that included the McLean Post Office; the opening of Storm’s Store is considered McLean’s unofficial beginning. The store was located on Chain Bridge Road beside a stop on the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad, an electrified trolley that ran from Rosslyn to Great Falls Park. The stop was named after John R. McLean, a founder of the trolley and owner of the Washington Post newspaper. A village and vibrant community gradually developed around Storm’s Store. The Franklin Sherman School, the first consolidated public school in Fairfax County, opened near the store in October 1914; McLean Day, the first event of its kind in the county, started in 1915 to raise money for the school; and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department incorporated in 1923 as Station 1 in Fairfax County.

Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love

Thomas H. Keels

Prim and proper Philadelphia has been rocked by the clash between excessive vice and social virtue since its citizens burned the city's biggest brothel in 1800. With tales of grave robbers in South Philadelphia and harlots in Franklin Square, Wicked Philadelphia reveals the shocking underbelly of the City of Brotherly Love. In one notorious scam, a washerwoman masqueraded as the fictional Spanish countess Anita de Bettencourt for two decades, bilking millions from victims and even fooling the government of Spain. From the 1843 media frenzy that ensued after an aristocrat abducted a young girl to a churchyard transformed into a brothel (complete with a carousel), local author Thomas H. Keels unearths Philadelphia's most scintillating scandals and corrupt characters in his rollicking history.

An African Republic: Black and White Virginians in the Making of Liberia (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Marie Tyler-McGraw

The nineteenth-century American Colonization Society (ACS) project of persuading all American free blacks to emigrate to the ACS colony of Liberia could never be accomplished. Few free blacks volunteered, and greater numbers would have overwhelmed the meager resources of the ACS. Given that reality, who supported African colonization and why? No state was more involved with the project than Virginia, where white Virginians provided much of the political and organizational leadership and black Virginians provided a majority of the emigrants.In An African Republic, Marie Tyler-McGraw traces the parallel but seldom intersecting tracks of black and white Virginians' interests in African colonization, from revolutionary-era efforts at emancipation legislation to African American churches' concern for African missions. In Virginia, African colonization attracted aging revolutionaries, republican mothers and their daughters, bondpersons schooled and emancipated for Liberia, evangelical planters and merchants, urban free blacks, opportunistic politicians, Quakers, and gentlemen novelists. An African Republic follows the experiences of the emigrants from Virginia to Liberia, where some became the leadership class, consciously seeking to demonstrate black abilities, while others found greater hardship and early death. Tyler-McGraw carefully examines the tensions between racial identities, domestic visions, and republican citizenship in Virginia and Liberia.

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