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Franklin County is a county along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle of the US state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 11,549, making it the third-least populous county in Florida.
Franklin County was created on February 8, 1832 from
Gadsden County and Washington County. The county
seat is Apalachicola, Florida. This county is
named for Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding
Fathers of the United States of America.
The county 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.
The county is named for Benjamin Franklin, author, scientist and printer.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Franklin County was created in 1832. The county is named for Benjamin Franklin, famous scientist, printer, and author.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,037 square miles (2,687 km2), of which, 544 square miles (1,410 km2) of it is land and 493 square miles (1,277 km2) of it (47.53%) is water.
Franklin county is located in northwest Florida. The county includes
part of Tate's Hell State Forest and Bald Point State Park is nearby.
The county's river's include the Carrabelle River and its tributaries
the New River (Florida Panhandle) and Crooked River (Florida). The
extreme eastern tip of the county is bordered by the Ochlockonee River.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Franklin County residents are within the Franklin County School District. All Students K-12 attend the Franklin County School at Eastpoint, FL, except those attending the Apalachicola Bay Charter School or other private schools.