Franklin County, Arkansas

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Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse, Charleston
Franklin County Courthouse, Charleston
Map of Arkansas highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°31′15″N 93°52′33″W / 35.520833333333°N 93.875833333333°W / 35.520833333333; -93.875833333333
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedDecember 19, 1837
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatOzark (northern district);
Charleston (southern district)
Largest cityOzark
Area
 • Total620 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Land609 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
17,626
 • Density30/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,125.[1] The county has two county seats, Charleston and Ozark.[2] The county was formed on December 19, 1837, and named for Benjamin Franklin,[3] American statesman.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.