Franktown, Virginia

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Franktown is an unincorporated community in Northampton County, Virginia, United States.

In the mid-19th century, it was a point along the stagecoach route between Wilmington, Delaware and Eastville, Virginia.[1]

The Glebe of Hungar's Parish was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[2]

Fannie Salter and her husband lived in Franktown for a time in the 1920s before moving to Turkey Point Light in Maryland; their son Charles Bradley was born there.[3] Blues musician Arthur Crudup is buried at the Franktown Cemetery.[4][5]


  1. ^ Smith, John Calvin (1847). The Illustrated Hand-book, a New Guide for travelers through the United States of America. New York City: Sherman & Smith. pp. 127–128. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Lisa Tendrich Frank (17 January 2013). An Encyclopedia of American Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields [2 volumes]. ABC-CLIO. pp. 497–. ISBN 978-1-59884-444-3. 
  4. ^ "Big Boy Crudup Grave". Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  5. ^ Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup at Find a Grave

Coordinates: 37°28′43″N 75°52′44″W / 37.47861°N 75.87889°W / 37.47861; -75.87889