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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

Pilot Was Once Known as "Loafers Crossing"

pilot Using the pseudonym "Jake Rattler," a correspondent of The Franklin Times in 1899 published an account of bustling activity in Pilot, a village in southern Franklin County. He explained why the community originally had been known as Loafers Crossing...
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County's "Old Jail" Held Inmates for 100 Years

Renovated Jail
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Franklin County took steps to ensure that its jail building on East Nash Street in Louisburg, which had been completed in 1875, could continue to house inmates safely and humanely.
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