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Rocky Mount VA

Rocky Mount Virginia
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Town of Rocky Mount VA

Rocky Mount is a great main street and town community located in Franklin county Virginia just South of Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and west of Smith Mountain Lake. Visitors to Rocky Mount can enjoy a variety of things to do such as see live music at the Harvest Performance Center, and view art galleries presenting paintings, pottery and glassblowing. Shopping is abundant in Rocky Mount with antiques and collectibles of the Crooked Road. There is also an antique mall with many aisles of keepsakes and treasures. From instruments to memorabilia to furniture to handcrafted items; you can find whatever you need from the many shops in Rocky Mount. White you are shopping stop by and eat at one of the many farm-to-table local restaurants whether its breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Don’t forget to stop by the oldest restaurant in Rocky Mount call the “Hub Restaurant”, serving pies, breakfast and burgers all day. Other locations of interest are the breweries, distilleries, and wineries located in the area. Rocky Mount is also an exciting place for outdoor adventure. Go boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or swimming on Phillpott Lake or Smith Mountain Lake. Explore the adventures on the Roanoke River, The Pig River, Smith River, and Blackwater River. Within Franklin county there are many ATV, hiking, biking horseback and walking trails to find an adventure on. There are also many mountain trails because there is access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you decide to stay a night, weekend or week, Rocky Mount Virginia has a great selection of hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds for your lodging needs.

History of Rocky Mount VA

The first English settler to Rocky Mount arrived in 1760 naming it Rocky Mount for the steep cliff nearby town. The area was comprised of two adjacent villages called Rocky Mount and Mount Pleasant. Rocky Mount established a post office in 1795 and the town of Rocky Mount was divided into lots in 1804.

The area’s major cash crop was tobacco before and after the civil war, along with Franklin County was the leading county dairy producer for North Carolina. In 1873 the town of Rocky Mount was incorporated and the town of Mount Pleasant was absorbed into the new town.


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