Monday, February 20, 2012


Franklin County Courthouse. Rocky Mount is the County Seat - visit this Confederate Soldier Statue as you wander on uptown to a couple nice antique shops. 
Uptown Rocky Mount near the Courthouse (just 3 blocks from the B&B)

This is just past the courthouse about 4 blocks from the B&B (stop in at The Daily Grind for a Coffee or Sandwich)
This is downtown - go to the end of our street. Just past the Library and before our Farmer's Market (2 blocks from the B&B)
Just walk to the end of our street for this one (there is an arts studio next door called THE GRAINERY that is fun to visit!)
Recently we had the completion of revitalization of our Uptown Rocky Mount (Courthouse and business district). Our downtown was revitalized less than ten years ago. So this means that you can now walk to some of these little antique stores that have come back into our little Main Street Community.

I grabbed my camera and took a few photos as I passed them today. I have pasted in the names, address and website if there is one, below from Google Maps. As always, I am sharing to assist in trip planning, I have no idea when these will change hours or operations.

We highly recommend driving the few miles to Blue Ridge Antique Center - they have antiques and a picture/frame/mirror and lamp outlet you will love!

230 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 482-0030 
20100 Virgil H Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 483-2362 ‎ ·
"There is a coin shop for coin collectors out there as well as gorgeous
5060 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 483-5027 
19986 Virgil H Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 484-1094 
Category: Automobile-antique & Classic
7379 Six Mile Post Rd, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 489-3038 
Category: Automobile-antique & Classic
373 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 483-2649 
Category: Antique Store
3580 Virgil H Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 489-0947 
Category: Automobile-antique & Classic
235 South Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA
(540) 482-0102 ‎ ·

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