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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

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Franklin County’s Farming Matriarch Paves The Way For Women-Led Agriculture: Meet Martha Mobley – WUNC

Franklin County’s Farming Matriarch Paves The Way For Women-Led Agriculture: Meet Martha Mobley  WUNC

Martha Mobley just cannot stay away from the farm. She grew up on a 1000 acre livestock operation in Franklin County started by her grandfather in the.




After his remains were found, Franklin County mom wants justice for son, to honor his memory – CBS17.com

After his remains were found, Franklin County mom wants justice for son, to honor his memory  CBS17.com

ZEBULON, N.C. (WNCN) – Off of Covered Bridge Road in Zebulon is a place where Laura Hurley comes to visit her son Brendan. “If I’m feeling really low, or I’m …




Cute alert: Hundreds of NC animals finding homes through Clear the Shelters – WRAL.com

Cute alert: Hundreds of NC animals finding homes through Clear the Shelters  WRAL.com

Each year, on what could be described as a magical day, thousands of animals across the nation find a family through Clear the Shelters. Today is that day.




Franklin County man nabbed after ABC store robbed in Knightdale, officials say – CBS17.com

Franklin County man nabbed after ABC store robbed in Knightdale, officials say  CBS17.com

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities say there has been an arrest after a robbery Saturday at the ABC store located on Money Court. The robbery …




Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for several areas in central NC – CBS17.com

Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for several areas in central NC  CBS17.com

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A severe thunderstorm warning was issued late Saturday afternoon for parts of Nash, Warren, Vance and Halifax counties and all of …




Franklin County man charged with soliciting child for sex – WRAL.com

Franklin County man charged with soliciting child for sex  WRAL.com

An Franklin County man was charged with soliciting a child for sex acts on Monday, authorities said.


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