Friday, December 30, 2011

Franklin County, North Carolina

Last Wednesday, December 21, I enjoyed a daytrip to Franklin County, North Carolina. The county was formed in 1779 (which makes it pretty old!), and named after Benjamin Franklin. My first stop was in Youngsville. Although the population of Youngsville is pretty small (less than 1000 people), it has had some notable residents, including "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken and fitness and weight loss guru Richard Simmons.
Youngsville Mural
Old CocaCola Mural in Franklin
My next stop was Franklinton, another small North Carolina town. I enjoyed driving around town and seeing the big old homes and Christmas decorations. I also stepped into the Franklinton Library, which was a treat for me. Notable residents include comedian Soupy Sales and Wilbur Wade Card, Duke University's first basketball coach and athletics director.

WPA Mural in Louisburg Post Office
My final stop in Franklin County was in the county seat of Louisburg. It's home to Louisburg College, the only residential two-year college in the state. I enjoyed finding a WPA mural in the Louisburg Post Office, as well as the Franklin County Courthouse
The rest of my Franklin County pictures are here.

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