Franklin County, North Carolina

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Franklin County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1779
Seat Louisburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

495 sq mi (1,282 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.52%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

47,260
96/sq mi (37/km²)
Website: www.franklincountync.us

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, 47,260 people lived there. Its county seat is Louisburg.

History[change | edit source]

The county was made in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.

In 1881, parts of Franklin County, Granville County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.

Law and government[change | edit source]

Franklin County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Education[change | edit source]

The Methodist Louisburg College and a campus of Vance-Granville Community College are in Franklin County.

Connected Counties[change | edit source]

These counties are connected to Franklin County:

Cities and Towns[change | edit source]

These cities and towns are in Franklin County:

Other websites[change | edit source]