Franklin County, North Carolina

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Franklin County, North Carolina
N 56 180 Franklin County Courthouse, Louisburg, NC (8475122497).jpg
Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg. July 1948.
Motto: LEGES JURAQUE VINDICAMUS
"We Defend Laws and Justice"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Franklin County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1779
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Seat Louisburg
Largest town Louisburg
Area
 • Total 494 sq mi (1,279 km2)
 • Land 492 sq mi (1,274 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 60,619
 • Density 123/sq mi (47/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.franklincountync.us

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, 47,260 people lived there. Its county seat is Louisburg.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.

In 1881, parts of Franklin County, Granville County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.

Law and government[change | change source]

Franklin County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Education[change | change source]

The Methodist Louisburg College and a campus of Vance-Granville Community College are in Franklin County.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Franklin County:

Cities and Towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Franklin County:

Other websites[change | change source]