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Board of Supervisors
1255 Franklin Street, Suite 112
Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Phone: 540-483-3030 


Cline Brubaker
Bob Camicia
Mike Carter
Tommy Cundiff

Leland Mitchell or
Phone: 540-483-4488

Tim Tatum
Ronnie Thompson


Topography and Climate

Franklin County is the seventh largest county in Virginia by area, consisting of 692.1 square miles of land and 9.5 square miles of water.  Altitude in the county varies from 900 feet above sea level to more than 3,200 feet. The highest point is Cahas Knob, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Altitude in the Town of Rocky Mount ranges from 1,200 feet to 1,420.


Average January High (47.9 degrees)
Average January Low (25.9 degrees)
Average July High (86.6 degrees)
Average July Low (62.8 degrees)
Mean Annual Temperature (56.0 degrees)

Average Annual Rainfall

44 inches

Average Annual Snowfall

14 inches

Average Growing Season

180 days

Average Relative Humidity


Frost Free Nights

Average April 20 - October 16

Prevailing Winds



3/4 of the county is level to rolling

Air Quality

Franklin County is classified as an attainment area for all pollutants by both state and federal agencies.