Franklin County VA

WE DON’T WANNA BRAG, BUT…WE ARE THE MOONSHINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Lawless is about our Franklin County Virginia - from The Claiborne House bed breakfast rocky mount va

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits. FRANKLIN COUNTY IS LAWLESS – ROCKY MOUNT GOES HOLLYWOOD

Based on the book “Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant and Franklin County’s Moonshine Conspiracy. The loyalty of three Franklin County Bootlegging Brothers inspired this real life tale in these Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Moonshiners-Cecil Love- Newspaper Man Morris Stephenson-ABC Agent Ken Dudley and Claiborne House guests from England800

King of Moonshiners Cecil Love (Left), Newspaperman/Author Morris Stephenson, Claiborne House guests from England and Ex-ABC Agent Ken Dudley

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AS IT IS TOLD, WAS BUILT ON 90% MOONSHINE MONEY

BREAKING NEWS: Franklin County now has two legal distilleries in 2015. One a couple blocks from the B&B in Rocky Mount and the other in Boones Mill. Article: Virginia county distillery first to sell moonshine legally since before prohibition, learn more here and even more here.

The Claiborne House is just a short walk to the Franklin County Courthouse where part of this story took place. The end of our street you’ll find The Grainery, which sits beside the railroad tracks and was the hustle and bustle for the sugar sales. Walk to the Historical Society.

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Click here to see Morris Stephenson’s Column about guests here visiting Franklin County Virginia “From Amsterdam to Franklin County” and about his book “A Night of Makin’ Likker and Other Stories from the Moonshine Capital of the World.”

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