Nestled along Highway 220, amid Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Franklin County boasts communities that continue to value their farms, forests, waterways and cultural heritage. Discover an array of things to see and do, from the water and shorelines of Smith Mountain and Philpott Lakes, to cultural and historic experiences at the Booker T. Washington National Monument and the Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum. Explore the many scenic corners of our community where every side road opens up new vistas.
Regionally, we are known as the eastern gateway to The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail and home of the White Lightning Artisan Trail, as featured along ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network. Celebrate our year-round, family-friendly events, including Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days, the Mountain Spirits Festival, Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Come Home To A Franklin County Christmas, and more.