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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

Franklinton Was Home to Private Academies in 1850s

Charles Deems Announcement

Franklinton, which was incorporated in 1842, three years after the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad reached what was first called Franklin Depot, grew quickly in the 1840s and 1850s.
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Born to Slave Parents, Hilliard Mitchell Died in 1950

Ross Mitchell, 1880

The September 29, 1950, edition of The Franklin Times contains a lengthy obituary for Hilliard Mitchell, “one of the last former slaves of Franklin County.”
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Column Archive

August 25, 2016 - Franklinton Private Academies

July 20, 2016 - Hilliard Mitchell

June 23, 2016 - Patrons of Husbandry
Sought to Aid Farmers

May 19, 2016 - Slave Freed for
Meritorious Behavior

May 12, 2016 - Robust "Leaf" Market

April 7, 2016 - 1882 Louisburg
Maps Available

March 31, 2016 - Fannie Bickett Led
Fruitful Life

March 10, 2016 - Politics Delayed
Public Schools

March 3, 2016 - Epsom School was
Pride of Community

February 4, 2016 - Franklin Society
Brings Mill History to Life

January 28, 2016 - James Boon, Free Black Carpenter

January 14, 2016 - Mapleville Academy
Served Farm Families

December 24, 2015 - Architect Davis had
Major Impact

December 10, 2015 - Louisburg's Special
Christmas of 1915

November 26, 2015 - Constitutional Changes Brought Changes to County

November 19, 2015 - Small Firms Dotted
Franklin County

October 29, 2015 - County United to Build Hospital

October 22, 2015 - Post Office was Depression Antidote

September 24, 2015 - Falconer Lived in High Style

August 27, 2015 - Quarries Once Supplied Granite

August 20, 2015 - Turpentine Played Role in Pre-Civil War Era

June 30, 2015 - Dugout Canoe Offers a Peek at History of the Region

June 23, 2015 - State Fair for African Americans

June 25, 2015 - Photographer
Documented Architecture

June 18, 2015 - Buchanan Visited
Franklinton in 1859

May 28, 2015 - Local Link to Nation's
Heritage Remembered

May 21, 2015 - McKinne Brothers Served
County for Years

April 30, 2015 - Union Troops Marched
through County 150 Years
Ago

April 9, 2015 - County Woman was a
Leader in Home Extension
Movement

March 26, 2015 - Presbyterians Active in
County after Civil War

March 19, 2015 - A Slice of Life During
WWI

February 26, 2015 - Future UNC President
Lived in Louisburg

February 12, 2015 - Some of What
Glittered Was Gold!

January 29, 2015 - Local Attorney Helped
Develop Gold Mine

January 1, 2015 - Granville's 1858 Fair
Had Regional Impact

December 25, 2014 - Pilot Gray's Map Vital
Source for Historians

November 26, 2014 - Pilot Once Known as
"Loafers Crossing"

November 13, 2014 - County's "Old Jail"
Held Inmates for
100 Years

October 30, 2014 - Oh, the Tales the Old
Jail Could Tell!

October 9, 2014 - Fire Forces County to
Build Jail

September 4, 2014 - Louisburg Churches Featured

August 21, 2014 - Courthouse Cost $4,058
in 1849

August 7, 2014 - Thomas Blacknall

July 10, 2014 - Sterling Cotton Mills

July 3, 2014 - Kittrell College

June 26, 2014 - Improved Quality of Life

June 19, 2014 - Bringing the University
to Farm Families

May 22, 2014 - Depression-Era Farms

May 8, 2014 - Louisburg Female College

April 17, 2014 - Aunt Abby House

March 20, 2014 - Albion Academy

March 6, 2014 - Granville Riots

February 20, 2014 - Thomas Bickett

February 6, 2014 - Orren Randolph Smith
Tintype

January 23, 2014 - Youngsville: 1897
Boom

January 9, 2014 - Historic Legislation

November 28, 2013 - John H. Williamson

November 7, 2013 - Railroad Gave Boost to
                                   Region

October 24, 2013 - Next Steps for Center?

October 17, 2013 - St. Matthias' Chapel

September 26, 2013 - Cedar Rock Academy

September 12, 2013 - What Should Tar
                                       River Center Be?

August 22, 2013 - Louisburg Surrenders

August 15, 2013 - Free Blacks Before 1860

July 25, 2013 - Bunn Poised for Growth

July 11, 2013 - Sanborn Maps