Career College Search

Online Schools

Campus Schools


Have you begun your college search? Find a college that's right for you. Acess over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US.

Begin Now!



New York Counties
New York County map
Click Image to Enlarge

New York Counties

There are sixty-two counties in the State of New York. The first twelve counties in New York were created immediately after the British annexation of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, although two of these counties have since been abolished. The most recent county formation in New York was in 1912, when Bronx County was created from the portions of New York City that had been annexed from Westchester County.

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Franklin County, New York

Franklin County Education, Geography, and HistoryFranklin County, New York Courthouse

Franklin County is a county located in the state of New York. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 51,599. Its county seat is Malone. The county is named in honor of American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin County comprises the Malone, NY Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Much of Franklin County is within the Adirondack Park. Its Canadian borders are the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

Etymology - Origin of Franklin County Name

Franklin County name in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Franklin County History

Franklin County, taken from Clinton in 1808, is centrally distant from New York 287, from Albany NW. 142 miles. Greatest length 60, greatest breadth 30 miles. The high northern latitude sufficiently indicates the rigors of the climate. The forests are very dense, consisting of trees of immense size. In the southwestern part are some lofty ridges of mountains, but of all the rest a large portion is rather level than hilly. The settlements are almost wholly in the northern part, extending about 15 miles S. from the N. line, and even here are sparse; much file larger portion of the county being as yet covered with the primitive forests. The soil is a sandy loam, occasionally mixed with clay, and stony. The fields commonly among thrifty farmers are fenced with stones gathered from the surface. Some wheat is raised, but it is an uncertain crop, whilst grass, oats, barley, corn, and, generally are very productive. No portion of the state is perhaps better adapted to the sugar-beet. Grazing and lumbering are the chief pursuit of the inhabitants, who find their market upon the St. Lawrence river. The county is divided into 13 towns. (Historical Collections of the State of New York, Past and Present, John Barber, Clark Albien & Co, 1851)

NYSAC
Franklin County was named for Benjamin Franklin: the exact reason remaining somewhat of a mystery. At one time much of the south end of the county was owned by LeRay de Chaumont, son of a French count, who greatly admired Franklin. In addition, a great number of the first settlers came from counties named Franklin in Vermont and Massachusetts. Full History at NYSAC

Geography: Land and Water

Franklin County is in the northeastern part of New York State. The northern edge is the border with Canada.

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,697 square miles (4,396 km2), of which, 1,631 square miles (4,226 km2) of it is land and 66 square miles (171 km2) of it (3.89%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Clinton County, New York - east
  • Essex County, New York - southeast
  • Hamilton County, New York - southwest
  • St. Lawrence County, New York - west
  • Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, Quebec - north

Education

Franklin County is home to North Country Community College and Paul Smith's College. North Country Community College is sponsored by and serves Franklin and Essex counties, with campuses in Malone - Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga.

New York Colleges, Universities, & Schools
Compare More Colleges and Universities
Find the Right School

Find more schools to match to your needs.


County Resources
US Counties
Names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
Hunting for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: Search or Browse over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US..

Find and Compare!

With access to over 8,500 schools to choose from!
Provides pricing transparency, scholarship information as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Support for eReferenceDesk
More information at
Support eReferenceDesk

Please click the "DONATE" button and enter the amount you wish to contribute:
PayPal