For years I’ve known about the birthplace of Gen Jubal Early CSA and yesterday finally took the time to travel the short distance to visit. I don’t get much one on one time with my daughters anymore so this trip, accompanied by my oldest Annie, made the trip even more enjoyable.
Early was born in Franklin Co, VA about a 30 minute drive south of Roanoke. It’s located on a hill top in a quite location just off of Rt 116, Jubal Early Highway, in the Red Valley section of the county. Unfortunately it’s only open on Sunday so we couldn’t get inside. None the less, getting out in the country, in this very serene setting, and getting to enjoy some history and a preservation success, with Annie, was time very well spent.