Place:Franklin, Florida, United States

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Franklin County is a county along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. It includes several large preserved areas and rivers and has been home to commercial timber and fishing industry. More recently it has become popular for tourism and retirement. It includes several rivers, state parks, and islands.

As of 2000, the population was 11,057. Ten years later, in 2010, the population was shown as 11,549, an increase of only 492 residents, making up a 4.25% increase in population. The county seat is Apalachicola, Florida. Eastpoint, Florida and Apalachicola are the county's most populous cities, both with about 2,300 residents.

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History

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The entire coast line of Franklin County was inhabited by Native Americans for about 12,000 years. Life along the coast was good since seafood was abundant. They traded with the Native Americans in Tallahassee for clay and other items not available on the coast. One style of pottery first found in Carrabelle is named Carrabelle Punctuated. A clay pot was made and, while still damp, the potter would take a small stick of a similar object and press the end of the stick into the clay numerous times until the entire pot was covered with small indentations. It was then placed into a shallow pit, covered with small tree branches, and fired. The result was a decorated water resistant pot.

Franklin County was founded in 1832. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.

The second largest town in Franklin County is Carrabelle, 25 miles east of Appalachiola on the Carrabelle River.

During World War II most of Franklin County was used by the U.S. military for jungle training. The beaches and islands were ideal for amphibious training. When the war ended and the military left, Lanark Village was established from the remaining Officer's quarters.

Historic Sites

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1832 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1874 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage 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
1840 1,030
1850 1,561
1860 1,904
1870 1,256
1880 1,791
1890 3,308
1900 4,890
1910 5,201
1920 5,318
1930 6,283
1940 5,991
1950 5,814
1960 6,576
1970 7,065
1980 7,661
1990 8,967

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External links

www.franklincountyflordia.com/


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