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Franklin County, Georgia

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Franklin County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 23,424.[1] The county seat is Carnesville.[2] On February 25, 1784, Franklin and Washington became Georgia's eighth and ninth counties,[3] with Franklin named in honor of patriot Benjamin Franklin.[4]

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Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse in Carnesville
Franklin County Courthouse in Carnesville
Map of Georgia highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°22′N 83°14′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Georgia_%28U.S._state%29.svg Georgia
Founded25 February, 1784; 239 years ago (1784)
Named forBenjamin Franklin
Largest cityLavonia
  Total266 sq mi (690 km2)
  Land261 sq mi (680 km2)
  Water5.0 sq mi (13 km2)  1.15%%
  Density90/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district9th

In its original form, Franklin County included all of the territory now in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, and parts of the modern-day Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, and Madison counties, as well as three counties that are now part of South Carolina. Franklin County has several miles of shoreline on Lake Hartwell.