Franklin County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2020, 68,573 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Louisburg.

Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg
Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg
"Leges Juraque Vindicamus" (Latin)
(We Defend Laws and Justice)
"A Research Triangle Region Community"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°05′18″N 78°16′59″W / 36.088241°N 78.28309°W / 36.088241; -78.28309
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forBenjamin Franklin
Largest communityLouisburg
 • Total494.57 sq mi (1,280.9 km2)
 • Land491.80 sq mi (1,273.8 km2)
 • Water2.77 sq mi (7.2 km2)  0.56%
 • Total68,573
 • Density139.43/sq mi (53.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st

History change

The county was made 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.

Law and government change

Franklin County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Education change

The Methodist Louisburg College and a campus of Vance-Granville Community College are in Franklin County.

Connected Counties change

These counties are connected to Franklin County:

Cities and Towns change

These cities and towns are in Franklin County:

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Franklin County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.

Other websites change