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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

Union Troops Marched through County 150 Years Ago

Sherman The morning of Saturday, April 15, 1865, brought rain and a sense of despondency to prominent white citizens of Louisburg. They knew that William Tecumseh Sherman's army had defeated the forces of Joseph Eggleston Johnston at Bentonville and now occupied Raleigh. It was only a matter of time, they thought, before the Yankees would come to their town.
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County Woman Was a Leader in Home Extension Movement

Participants in this year's Franklin County Historic Homes and Gardens Tour sponsored by the Person Place Preservation Society (April 18-19, 2015) will have the opportunity to visit the home of Anne Pauline Smith, a pioneer home extension agent in North Carolina. The home and grounds reflect Ms. Smith's long-term professional interest in home beautification and landscape design.
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Column Archive

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