Franklin County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Franklin County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 8,118 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Meadville.[2] The county was founded on December 21, 1809 and named for Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.[3]

Franklin County
Monument at Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Mississippi.
Monument at Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Mississippi.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°29′N 90°54′W / 31.48°N 90.9°W / 31.48; -90.9
Country United States
Founded1809
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatMeadville
Largest townBude
Area
 • Total567 sq mi (1,470 km2)
 • Land564 sq mi (1,460 km2)
 • Water3.0 sq mi (8 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,118
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.franklincountyms.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.