Southampton Memorial Hospital
Franklin is in the southeastern or Western Tidewater Section of Virginia, within an hour’s drive of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Petersburg. Franklin offers a wide variety of activities for everyone including parks and playgrounds, horseback riding, golf, tennis, baseball and softball fields, shopping, as well as boating and skiing. Since the City is adjacent to the Blackwater River, water transportation has played a large part in Franklin’s development. Franklin has also become an important rail point between the City of Norfolk and the Western Roanoke Basin.