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The county was formed 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. Souce Wikipedia

The county seat of Franklin County is Louisburg. The county seat spelling was originally Lewisburg. The townships of Franklin county include: Cedar Rock, Cypress Creek, Dunn (not Bunn as many may think although the Town of Bunn is located within that township), Franklinton, Gold Mine, Harris, Hayesville, Louisburg, Sandy Creek, and Youngsville.

The International Whistlers Convention is held annually on the campus of Louisville College in Louisville. There is also a competition at the Convention. Louisburg also hosts the Tar River Festival yearly.

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Franklin County Courthouse
113 Market Street
County Administration Building
Louisburg, NC 27549

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – Halifax District, Franklin County ordered by last name

1850 Federal Census index by last name only

Cemetery

USGS listing of cemeteries in Franklin County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Franklin County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Franklin County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and towns of Franklin County:

Bunn
Franklinton
Louisburg (County Seat)
Youngsville

News related to Franklin County, NC

“”franklin county” nc” – Google News

Some Wake and Franklin roads could be closed for weeks after weekend storm – Durham Herald Sun

Some Wake and Franklin roads could be closed for weeks after weekend storm  Durham Herald Sun

Crews have made progress repairing and reopening roads damaged by flooding in northern Wake and southern Franklin counties over the weekend, but five …




Missing 14-year-old Franklin County girl found safe – WRAL.com

Missing 14-year-old Franklin County girl found safe  WRAL.com

Authorities were searching Wednesday afternoon for a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen Tuesday night at a friend’s house.




Heavy rain and flooding shuts down roads across the Triangle – WTVD-TV

Heavy rain and flooding shuts down roads across the Triangle  WTVD-TV

Multiple areas across the Triangle, including Wake Forest, Rolesville and Durham, have been experiencing flooding thanks to relentless rain.




Wake and Franklin County, NC, roads closed by storm flooding – Raleigh News & Observer

Wake and Franklin County, NC, roads closed by storm flooding  Raleigh News & Observer

The N.C. Department of Transportation will have to repair six closed roads in Wake County and two more in Franklin, including U.S. 401 just south of N.C. 98, …




List of flooded or washed out roads in central NC – CBS17.com

List of flooded or washed out roads in central NC  CBS17.com

That flooding went over roads and left some washed-out afterward.




Flooding washes away road on Highway 401 near the Wake and Franklin county line – Raleigh News & Observer

Flooding washes away road on Highway 401 near the Wake and Franklin county line  Raleigh News & Observer

Water destroyed Highway 401 near the Wake and Franklin county line. Multiple parts of the highway were washed away as reported by the News & Observer’s …


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