Franklin County, Arkansas

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Franklin County, Arkansas
Franklin County Courthouse, Charleston, AR.jpg
Franklin County Courthouse, Charleston
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 19, 1837
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatOzark (northern district);
Charleston (southern district)
Largest cityOzark
Area
 • Total620 sq mi (1,606 km2)
 • Land609 sq mi (1,577 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)17,626
 • Density30/sq mi (10/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

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.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.