Town of Franklinville

Franklinville was established 


How to contact us:
Town Hall Hours
Wed.: 9:00am-12noon
Town of Franklinville
163 West Main St
P.O. Box 277
Franklinville, NC 27248
Call or Fax:
336.824.2446 (Fax)
Regular Meetings:

The Franklinville Board of Commissioners meets at
7:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Town Hall.

The Franklinville Planning &
Zoning Board meets at 7:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Franklinville Public Library

Hours:  Mon. - Fri.: 2-6pm
Sunday 2-5pm

Visitor Counter
Last Updated: 10.13.2016

Franklinville, North Carolina established in 1847 is an idyllic former textile mill village located on the banks of the Deep River.  Centrally located in North Carolina and Randolph County, Franklinville enjoys relatively mild seasonal weather and is within a few hours drive of the Atlantic coast and the Smoky Mountains.

For 140 years life and work in Franklinville revolved around the two textile mills located on the banks of the Deep River.  With the closing in 1979 of the last textile mill, our town experienced a decline in services, opportunities, and growth.  In the last few years however, efforts by many citizens has begun a rejuvenation.  Work is proceeding on establishment of a four-mile Deep River Rail Trail for hikers, bikers, and kayakers, and implementation of a Textile Heritage Museum in a portion of the 1838 Franklinville Manufacturing Company mill.  Please check back as we provide periodic updates on ongoing activities in our Town.

The Randolph County Animal Control Ordinance has changed. Tethering or chaining of dogs is no longer allowed in Randolph County.

Residents have until January 1, 2017 to find another way of keeping dogs on their property.

Dog owners can:

  • tether a dog for a reasonable period of time to allow for bathroom breaks
  • tether a dog on a runner for a reasonable period of time that allows the dog to exercise

On January 1, 2017, residents who tether or chain their dogs will receive a warning citation. If the dog remains tethered, there will be a $50 fine. If you need help finding other options for keeping your dog on your property, please contact the animal shelter at 336 - 683 - 8235 or the following dog rescues:

· RC Humane Society

· Happy Hills Animal Foundation

· Flying Hounds Fences

Deep River Antique Festival
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Music in the Park
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Dates: May 21, 2016, June 11, 2016, July 16, 2016, August 27, 2016, September 10, 2016

Deep River Heritage Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Click HERE for Application

Franklinville Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (Tentative date)@ 10:30 a.m.
Participants line up between 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
at the First Baptist Church on Academy

Deep River Rail Trail
(open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week)
(Click here for Directions)

Spring & Fall LitterSweeps – dates TBD

Community Improvement Projects

     Future Plans
  • Construction of New Library
  • Expansion of Sewer Lines
  • Expansion of Deep River Rail
    Trail system / Connectivity
  • Town Beautification
  • Park Expansion & Improvements
  • Increased community involvement
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