Fast facts about Franklin County:
Created in 1779, the county is named for Benjamin Franklin, author, inventor, and statesman.
The county seat is Louisburg. Other communities include Bunn, Centerville, Franklinton, and Youngsville.
Franklin County’s land area is 492.02 square miles; the population in the 2010 census was 60,619.
Franklin County is bordered by GRANVILLE, NASH (Region Two), VANCE, WAKE, and WARREN counties.
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