Place:Franklin, Missouri, United States

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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri on the south side of the Missouri River. Franklin County is part of the St. Louis Metro Area and contains many of the city's exurbs. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,492, making it the 10th most populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Union. The county was organized in 1818 and is named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

The county has wineries that are included in the Hermann AVA (American Viticultural Area) and is part of the region known as the Missouri Rhineland, which extends on both sides of the Missouri River. Rural Franklin County has had problems with the production and consumption of methamphetamine and was featured in an A&E documentary entitled Meth: A County in Crisis (2005).

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1862 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 2,379
1830 3,484
1840 7,515
1850 11,021
1860 18,085
1870 30,098
1880 26,534
1890 28,056
1900 30,581
1910 29,830
1920 28,427
1930 30,519
1940 33,868
1950 36,046
1960 44,566
1970 55,116
1980 71,233
1990 80,603

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