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Franklin County, Arkansas

US county information
NameFranklin County
StateArkansas
SeatOzark (northern district);
Charleston (southern district)
US Area
Total Area619.69 sq mi (1605 km2)
Land Area609.55 sq mi (1578.7 km2)
Water Area10.13 sq mi (26.2 km2)
Population18125 (2010)
Density11.47/km2 (29.7/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 19, 1837

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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 18,125. The county has two county seats, Charleston and Ozark. Franklin County was formed on December 19, 1837, and named for Benjamin Franklin, American statesman. To the north of the Arkansas River, which bisects Franklin County, the county is wet and alcohol is sold in liquor stores, bars and local vineyards. To the south of the Arkansas River, the county is dry.


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