Faith Rock, 1782
Faith Rock is a bluestone outcrop on Deep River located in Franklinville. In 1782, it was the setting for one of Randolph County’s most legendary Revolutionary War incidents involving the notorious Tory guerilla leader David Fanning, local Patriot hero Andrew Hunter, and a mutually valued horse named Bay Doe. Faith Rock’s natural heritage is also significant as a result of its representation of a Piedmont Acidic Cliff ecological community.
designation was approved by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on
December 2, 2013.