Franklin County, Indiana

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Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville Historic District
Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville Historic District
Map of Indiana highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°25′N 85°04′W / 39.42°N 85.06°W / 39.42; -85.06
Country United States
State Indiana
Founded1 February 1811 (authorized)
Named forBenjamin Franklin
Largest townBrookville (entirely within county)
Batesville (partial)
 • Total391.05 sq mi (1,012.8 km2)
 • Land384.43 sq mi (995.7 km2)
 • Water6.62 sq mi (17.1 km2)  1.69%
 • Total22,785
 • Density59.1/sq mi (22.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Indiana county number 24

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. It has 13 townships. As of 2020, 22,785 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Brookville.[2]

History[change | change source]

Franklin County was created in 1811. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Franklin County, Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. De Witt Clinton Goodrich & Charles Richard Tuttle (1875). An Illustrated History of the State of Indiana. Indiana: R. S. Peale & co. p. 558.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.