FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA HISTORY AND GENEALOGY




































































































































































































































"Plat Book #1, 1792-1811, Franklin County, Virginia" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.


 This book includes descriptions of the plats of Franklin County as well as information on the Land Office Treasury Warrants ( also refered to as Land Grants) involved in these transactions.

These volumes were transcribed from the Marriage Records Books in the office of the Clerk of Court with one exception, one volume was taken from the microfilm from the Library of Virginia. The records in that microfilm are somewhat different from the marriage books in the Courthouse because there were several documents created for each marriage and copies were sent to Richmond and eventually microflmed there. The documents that remained in Franklin County were microfilmed there.

"Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia 1876-1853" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H
"Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853-1875" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H
"Marriage Records of  Franklin County, Virginia 1875-1898" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H

"Marriage Records of  Franklin County, Virginia 1853-1875, LVA Microfilm" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H



" Will Book Index, Franklin County, Virginia, 1796-1976" $30.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
 The will books in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court were indexed by the first two letters of the surname and pages numbered according to instructions by the publisher of the journals. This eventually led to confusion due to the sheer volume of entries at various times. This book simplified the list and all names are listed in alphabetical order.

Henry County, Virginia


"Rocky Mount Voter's Registration 1904-1962" $15.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
This book was transcribed from the original journal donated to the Franklin County Historical Society.

"Henry County Will Book #3 $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
This book contains transcripts of the wills and accompanying marriages.

Check out these pages from the book, if it leaves you wanting more, please email Beverlym@swva.net to order your copy!


F.C. Minute book 1836-1840" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
Two Court Order Books, 1836-1840 and 1841-1860 were lost from the Clerk's Office (time period is not known) and two Minute Books were bound to take their place. There is a gap in years on the covers of the Court Order Books. There books are not found with the Court Order Books but in another part of the public area of the Clerk's Office. This is the first of the books, the second book has not been transcribed. The books contain only names, dates and reason for appearing in Court.

Franklin County Marriage Records


"Franklin County Birth Records 1860-1879" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
This book was transcribed from microfilm from the microfilm that showed the years through 1897 but actually ended in 1879

"Civil War Records of Franklin County, Virginia" $25.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
This book contains military records for the men of Franklin County who served in the War as well as personal letters and newspaper articles.

Franklin County, Virginia Historical Inventory : Writer's Project Administration Stories 1836-1940.

$25.00+ $4.00 S&H

​​​A FRANKLIN COUNTY,VIRGINIA
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"Gills Creek School Census, 1890" $15.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
 This book lists parents, children and their ages.

A Piedmont Chronicle in Four Parts" Narrational, Genealogical, Biographical and Documental 1786-1936", Marshall Wingfield, 2015 $45.00 plus $4.00 S&H

"The Untold Story of the Clement- Witcher Feud" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.




" Henry County Overseers of the Poor and Bastardy Bonds" $15.00 plus  $4.00 S&H.


​​This information was transcribed from the Henry County Order Books 

This is the story of a divorce suit filed in 1860 that culimated in the deaths of three Clement brothers, wounded several other individuals on both sides and murder charges brought against Captain Vincent Witcher and several members of his family. All information was taken from transcripts and contemporary newspaper accounts. 

Cllick the link below to read more about the Clement- Witcher Feud


"Voices of Franklin County, Virginia 1861-1865" $25.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
 This book includes stories about the soldiers and residents of Franklin County during and after the Civil War. It also includes records of the county officials during that time.

"Franklin County Birth Records, 1855-1862" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
 This book was transcribed from an original journal, many pages were fragile, damaged and missing.

There are three volumes of these records, two taken from microfilm and the third from an actual journal found in the Clerk of Court's office. The microfilm records overlap and include some of the early records found in the journal. The records were re-written in the Clerk's journal at some point in time and that is where the overlap was created. These old journals no longer exist.

The microfilm box for the 1860-1897 years contains a microfilm that covers only 1860-1879. Even the film itself shows the year as 1897 but it ends in 1879

"Smith Mountain Lake Cemetary relocation Project" $ 20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.

This book describes the project and includes descriptions of the cemeteries that were relocated when Appalachian Power Company prepared to create Smith Mountain Lake. Entries are indexed by persons, cemeteries and place names.

History of Franklin County, Virginia : "Miss Essie" Wade Smith.

Read about local family histories as told by a local school teacher Miss Essie.

$25.00 + $4.00 S&H

"Henry County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1778-1851" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.

This book contains information taken from the original marriage records. It also includes notes that were sent to the Clerk of Court in regard to particular marriages.

Check out these bits and pieces from the Miss Essie book, if it leaves you wanting more order your copy today!

"Franklin County Birth Records, 1853-1870" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
 This book was transcribed from microfilm.

"Civil War Records of Henry County, Virginia, 1861-1865" $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H.

Civil War Records of Henry County, Virginia, 1861-1865" $20.00 plus 3.50 shipping

Franklin County's Famous 1935 Moonshine Conspiracy Trial

Interested in old moonshine stories? this is the book for you, get this collection of the history of Franklin County's Moonshine.

$35.00 + $4.00 S&H