Union Troops Marched through County 150 Years Ago
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.
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.