Franklin County, VA, is an area carved from mountainous terrain with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Franklin County is the largest county in Virginia by area, consisting of 692 sq miles of land & 9.5 sq miles of water. Three-fourths of the county is level to rolling land. Nature's beauty and natural resources attracted the first settlers in the mid 1700s. European immigrants joined Native Americans and African Americans to create a cultural melting pot. Franklin County still offers a rich combination of rural character, old-world charm and southern hospitality. It is a place where small towns coexist with neighboring cities, and folk artistry blends comfortably with urban amenities.