Franklin County, Kentucky

Coordinates: 38°14′N 84°53′W / 38.24°N 84.88°W / 38.24; -84.88
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Franklin County
Franklin County courthouse in Frankfort
Franklin County courthouse in Frankfort
Map of Kentucky highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°14′N 84°53′W / 38.24°N 84.88°W / 38.24; -84.88
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedMay 10, 1795[1]
Named forBenjamin Franklin
Largest cityFrankfort
 • Total212 sq mi (550 km2)
 • Land208 sq mi (540 km2)
 • Water4.3 sq mi (11 km2)  2.0%
 • Total51,541
 • Density240/sq mi (94/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 51,541.[2] Its county seat is Frankfort,[3] the state capital.

History[change | change source]

The county was formed in 1795 from parts of Woodford, Mercer and Shelby counties, and was named after the American inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 212 square miles (550 km2). Of that 208 square miles (540 km2) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km2) (2.0%) is water.[5]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

City[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kentucky: County – Franklin – Welcome". Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  2. "QuickFacts: Franklin County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 35.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

38°14′N 84°53′W / 38.24°N 84.88°W / 38.24; -84.88