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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

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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

Tornado hits Virginia’s Franklin County – Winston-Salem Journal

  1. Tornado hits Virginia’s Franklin County  Winston-Salem Journal
  2. Tornado hits Franklin County; tornado activity spotted in Louisa area; Richmond metro area sees little damage  Richmond.com
  3. UPDATE: Storm spawning warnings moves out; tornado watch extended until 8 p.m.  GoDanRiver.com
  4. As storms sweep through Virginia, damage reported in Bedford County, tornado destroys 2 Franklin County homes  Lynchburg News and Advance
  5. Tornado-producing storm leaves Central Virginia largely unscathed  The Daily Progress
  6. View full coverage on Google News




Tornado damage in Franklin County and U.S. 220 blocked north of Bassett (UPDATED) – Martinsville Bulletin

Tornado damage in Franklin County and U.S. 220 blocked north of Bassett (UPDATED)  Martinsville Bulletin

Two tornadoes touched down Friday morning in Franklin County, one over Smith Mountain Lake, according to WSLS-Channel 10. Observers reported some …




Franklin County man turns self in on 10 child sex crimes charges – CBS17.com

Franklin County man turns self in on 10 child sex crimes charges  CBS17.com

FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – A Franklin County man turned himself in on Friday on a number of child sex crimes charges, according to a press release …




Franklin County high school employee charged with child sex crimes – CBS17.com

Franklin County high school employee charged with child sex crimes  CBS17.com

FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Franklinton High School employee is facing child sex crime charges following an investigation, according to a Franklin …




Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat – ABC News

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat  ABC News

A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and …




Fight over rates threatens $18 million Kerr Lake water project – WRAL.com

Fight over rates threatens $18 million Kerr Lake water project  WRAL.com

Bill sponsor says Franklin County officials feel Henderson has been charging too much for water.


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