Franklin County, North Carolina

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Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg. July 1948.
Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg. July 1948.
"We Defend Laws and Justice"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°05′N 78°17′W / 36.08°N 78.28°W / 36.08; -78.28
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forBenjamin Franklin
Largest townLouisburg
 • Total494 sq mi (1,280 km2)
 • Land492 sq mi (1,270 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.6%
 • Total60,619
 • Density123/sq mi (47/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd

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:

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