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"
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1779
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatLouisburg
Largest townLouisburg
Area
 • Total494 sq mi (1,279 km2)
 • Land492 sq mi (1,274 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010)60,619
 • Density123/sq mi (47/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.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]