Franklin, West Virginia

Queen Anne at Franklin, West Virginia, Pendleton County, Potomac Branches Region
Queen Anne at Franklin, WV

Franklin, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Pendleton County, was chartered in 1794 and named for Francis Evick, one of its first settlers. Franklin was formerly known as Frankford. The town overlooks the South Branch of the Potomac River. Central to an area of vast forest land, the Monongahela National Forest approaches Franklin from the northwest, and the westward flanks of the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests are located six miles to the east of the community.

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Points of Interest

The Monongahela National Forest approaches Franklin from the northwest, and the near reaches of the Spruce KnobSeneca Rocks National Recreation Area are located roughly seven miles northward. The westward flanks of the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests are located six miles eastward.

Location

Franklin is located at the junction of highways US-33 and US-220 approximately 30 miles south of Petersburg, West Virginia, 40 miles west of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and 60 miles southwest of Elkins, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Franklin is located in the Potomac Branches Region of eastern West Virginia.

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