Place:Franklin, North Carolina, United States

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NameFranklin
Alt namesButesource: Family History Library Catalog
Franklinsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Fanklin, North Carolina, United States
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.067°N 78.333°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1779 - )
See alsoVance, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,619. Its county seat is Louisburg.

The US Office of Management and Budget also includes Franklin County as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,998,808 as of U.S. Census 2012 Population Estimates. Effective June 6, 2003 the Office of Management and Budget redefined the Federal Statistical Areas and dismantled what had been for decades the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, MSA and split them into two separate MSAs even though the region still functions as a single metropolitan area.

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History

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The county was formed in 1779 from the southern half of Bute County. It is named for Benjamin Franklin. It is a part of the Research Triangle.

County formation timeline

  • 1664 Albemarle County formed (original, extinct)
  • 1668 Albemarle County subdivided into Carteret, Berkeley, & Shaftesbury Precincts
  • 1681 Shaftesbury Precinct renamed Chowan Precinct
  • 1722 Bertie Precinct formed from Chowan Precinct
  • 1739 Bertie Precinct becomes Bertie County
  • 1741 Edgecombe County formed from Bertie County
  • 1746 Granville County formed from Edgecombe County
  • 1754 Creation of Bertie Precinct, Edgecombe County, & Granville County repealed by King George II, in Privy Council
  • 1756 Bertie, Edgecombe, & Granville re-created
  • 1764 Bute County (extinct) formed from Granville County
  • 1779 Franklin County formed from Bute County (extinct)
  • 1787 Franklin County gains land from Wake County
  • 1875 Franklin County gains land from Granville County
  • 1881 Franklin County loses land to help form Vance County

Timeline

Date Event Source
1774 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1776 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1781 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 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
1790 7,559
1800 8,529
1810 10,166
1820 9,741
1830 10,665
1840 10,980
1850 11,713
1860 14,107
1870 14,134
1880 20,829
1890 21,090
1900 25,116
1910 24,692
1920 26,667
1930 29,456
1940 30,382
1950 31,341
1960 28,755
1970 26,820
1980 30,055
1990 36,414

Research Tips

External links

www.co.franklin.nc.us


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