Place:Franklin, Alabama, United States

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NameFranklin
Alt namesFranklinsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.45°N 87.85°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoColbert, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Franklin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous , scientist, and printer. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,704. Its county seat is Russellville; it is a dry county, although the city of Russellville is wet.

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History

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Franklin County was established on February 6, 1818.

Colbert County

Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870.

Musical History

Many musicians and songwriters are from Franklin County including Billy Sherrill, Tammy Wynette, Ricky Pierce, Eddie Martin, Kerry Gilbert, and many others.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1916 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 4,988
1830 11,078
1840 14,270
1850 19,610
1860 18,627
1870 8,006
1880 9,155
1890 10,681
1900 16,511
1910 19,369
1920 22,011
1930 25,372
1940 27,552
1950 25,705
1960 21,988
1970 23,933
1980 28,350
1990 27,814

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