Outdoor adventures, gastronomic delights, arts & culture galore.

In Franklin County, you can spend the morning in a kayak, enjoy a local craft beer in the afternoon, and catch a concert by a world-class musician at night. All without leaving the county.

A man playing a violin and a woman playing a guitar

Band performing during Ramble Weekend in Rocky Mount, VA

Outdoor Events

We work hard and play hard in Franklin County and with the state’s second largest lake and miles of trails, you’ll never run out of fun. Explore the great outdoors in a vibrant community that makes you feel right at home.

Food & Drink

Franklin County has been dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of the World.” Bootlegging drove the local economy during prohibition (Hollywood even made a movie about it) so distilling runs deep. Sample an art form honed over generations at our craft breweries and distilleries.

Franklin County Distilleries

Living Proof Beer Company

Twin Creeks Distillery

Rooster’s Rise-N-Shine Distillery

Twin Creeks Distillery Drinks

Harvester Performance


Soak up the musical atmosphere of the crooked road, immerse yourself in history, and relish local goods from talented artists.


In Franklin County, you can have the lifestyle you want, at a cost of living you’ll love. Wake up to lake views, settle down on a farm, or thrive downtown in the middle of the action. Whatever your style, you can find it here.

We’re right in the middle of the East Coast. Centrally located between NYC and Atlanta, 2/3 of the U.S. population is just a day’s drive away. You can hop in the car to reach a major metro or a beach bungalow in a matter of hours.

  • Cost of living & median home prices below the national average
  • Short car ride from major metros like DC, Richmond, Charlotte, Atlanta, and NYC.
  • Convenient travel by air, land, or sea. Virginia has a port, interstates, trains, and airports.
Classroom full of students sitting in their desks and raising their hands


Join a community of life-long learners. Franklin County boasts impressive student-teacher ratios, access to higher education, and public programs for seniors.


Franklin County is served by Carilion Clinic,  largest health care companies in Virginia. Just minutes away from Fralin Biomedical Research Center and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, residents have access to cutting-edge medical care.

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, facility, CFMH, Franklin County, exterior

Front of the Franklin County Government Building

Local Government

Franklin County prides itself on building community that thrives. Here you’ll find that it’s big enough to make a difference, but small enough to give you a voice.

Who We Are

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors is made up of one member from each of the seven magisterial districts. Their mission is to, “provide services and leadership in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizen of Franklin County and to promote an outstanding quality of life.”