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Franklin County, Georgia

US county information
NameFranklin County
US Area
Total Area266.37 sq mi (689.9 km2)
Land Area263.29 sq mi (681.9 km2)
Water Area3.07 sq mi (8 km2)
Density29.7/km2 (77/sq mi)
Named forBenjamin Franklin
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It became Georgia's ninth county, incorporating on February 25, 1784, and was named in honor of patriot Benjamin Franklin. In its original form, it 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. As of 2000, the population was 20,285. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 21,793. The county seat is Carnesville.

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