A Natural Setting for Opportunity
Located in the rolling hills of Southwest Virginia between Lynchburg and Roanoke, Franklin County blends the best aspects of rural living with a vibrant business community, outstanding recreational opportunities, and an excellent school system.
Rocky Mount is both the geographical heart and the largest town in Franklin County, while Smith Mountain Lake to the east, is the center for almost every type of water sport and many outdoor festivals. Philpott Lake, to the southwest, combines a scenic mountain terrain with pristine water. Smaller communities, such as Ferrum, the home of Ferrum College and the Blue Ridge Institute, have a distinctive character that adds to the appeal of life in Franklin County.
With a population of approximately 50,000 spread over almost 700 square miles, Franklin County offers an escape from noise and traffic congestion. Yet it has many of the advantages of city living, including a broad range of housing options, fine dining, a busy calendar of events and a strong financial community.
This, combined with low tax rates, breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and, perhaps most important, people who care about each other, makes Franklin County a great place to live, a great place to visit and a great place to work.
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