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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

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