|County of Franklin|
|Named for||Benjamin Franklin|
|• Total||725 sq mi (1,880 km2)|
|• Land||699 sq mi (1,810 km2)|
|• Water||25 sq mi (60 km2) 3.5%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||97/sq mi (37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||1st, 2nd|
Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,372, that makes it the least-populous county on the Massachusetts mainland, and the third-least populous county in the state. The county seat and most populous city is Greenfield. The largest town by area is New Salem.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 24, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.