Franklin Historic District (West Virginia)

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Franklin Historic District
Pendleton County Courthouse, West Virginia.JPG
The Pendleton County Courthouse
Franklin Historic District (West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Franklin Historic District (West Virginia)
Franklin Historic District (West Virginia) is located in the US
Franklin Historic District (West Virginia)
Location Roughly bounded by US 33, Main St., the Potomac River, and High St., Franklin, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°38′37″N 79°19′57″W / 38.64361°N 79.33250°W / 38.64361; -79.33250Coordinates: 38°38′37″N 79°19′57″W / 38.64361°N 79.33250°W / 38.64361; -79.33250
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Built 1845
Architectural style Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Other, Four-square
MPS South Branch Valley MRA
NRHP Reference # 86000773[1]
Added to NRHP January 15, 1986

Franklin Historic District is a national historic district located at Franklin, Pendleton County, West Virginia. The district encompasses 111 contributing buildings, mostly residences. It also includes the central business district, much of it rebuilt after a fire in 1924. Most of the residences are in the Queen Anne or American Foursquare style, with commercial Greek Revival and Italianate-style buildings. Notable buildings include an early 19th-century, stuccoed stone farmhouse and barn, five Queen Anne style dwellings (c. 1890, c. 1900), and the Pendleton County Court House (1924-1925). Also located in the district is the separately listed McCoy House.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nanette Stevens (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Franklin Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 

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