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Franklin County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 25 February, 1784
Named for Benjamin Franklin
Seat Carnesville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

266.37 sq mi (690 km²)
263.29 sq mi (682 km²)
3.07 sq mi (8 km²), 1.15%
 -  Density

77/sq mi (30/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It became Georgia's ninth county, incorporating on February 25, 1784,[1] and was named in honor of patriot Benjamin Franklin. In its original form, it included all of the territory now in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee and Stephens counties, and parts of the modern-day Gwinnett, Hall, Hart and Madison counties, as well as three counties that are now part of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 20,285. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 21,793.[2] The county seat is Carnesville.[3]


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 266.37 square miles (689.9 km2), of which 263.29 square miles (681.9 km2) (or 98.84%) is land and 3.07 square miles (8.0 km2) (or 1.15%) is water.[4]


Major highways[]

  • I-85.svg Interstate 85
  • US 29.svg U.S. Route 29
  • Georgia 8.svg State Route 8
  • Georgia 17.svg State Route 17
  • Georgia 51.svg State Route 51
  • Georgia 59.svg State Route 59
  • Georgia 63.svg State Route 63
  • Georgia 106.svg State Route 106
  • Georgia 145.svg State Route 145
  • Georgia 174.svg State Route 174

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 20,285 people, 7,888 households, and 5,695 families residing in the county. The population density was 77 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 9,303 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.49% White, 8.83% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,888 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,134, and the median income for a family was $38,463. Males had a median income of $29,474 versus $21,051 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,767. About 11.00% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

  • Canon
  • Carnesville
  • Franklin Springs
  • Gumlog
  • Lavonia
  • Martin
  • Royston

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Georgia


Coordinates: 34°22′N 83°14′W / 34.37, -83.23

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