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Franklin Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 20,767. The parish was founded in 1843. The parish seat is Winnsboro. Franklin Parish is named for Benjamin Franklin
The parish was named in honor of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
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Franklin Parish was created on 1843, from Catahoula, Ouachita and Madison Parishes and the parish was named in honor of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. The Parish seat is Winnsboro.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 635 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 625 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.7%) is water.
Franklin Parish is located in north Louisiana. Part of the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge is located in this parish. Turkey Creek Lake is located in Franklin Parish.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Franklin Parish School Board operates local public schools. Franklin Parish High School, formerly known as Winnsboro High School, is the
sole public high school in the parish.
The parish also hosts two private Christian schools, Franklin Academy in Winnsboro.