Place:Franklin, Kentucky, United States

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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1795 from parts of Woodford, Mercer and Shelby counties. As of 2007, its population was 48,183. Its county seat is Frankfort, the state capital. It was named after the American inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin. Franklin County is part of the Frankfort micropolitan area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1795 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 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
1800 5,078
1810 8,013
1820 11,024
1830 9,254
1840 9,420
1850 12,462
1860 12,694
1870 15,300
1880 18,699
1890 21,267
1900 20,852
1910 21,135
1920 19,357
1930 21,064
1940 23,308
1950 25,933
1960 29,421
1970 34,481
1980 41,830
1990 43,781

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