Swimming in BaconBefore the Civil War erupted, Franklin became a regional transportation and commercial center for the Blackwater-Chowan River basin because the seaboard and Roanoke Railroad connected with steamship lines here. When the war began, the town immediately became a Confederate commissary depot for millions of pounds of food and fodder en route to soldiers in the field. Produce from eastern North Carolina and Virginia farms arrived on boat and wagon to be transported via the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad to the Garysburg, North Carolina, junction with the Petersburg Railroad. This roundabout route became a lifeline for the Confederacy.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328481 N 4060464|
|Decimal Degrees||36.67435000, -76.91943333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 40.461', W 76° 55.166'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 40' 27.66" N, 76° 55' 9.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 398 US-258, Franklin VA 23851, US|
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