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Franklin County Texas

A white settlement began in the late 1830s along the eastern edge of what became Franklin County; most of the early settlers came from the upper southern states, predominantly Tennessee. The Cherokee Trace passed through the area, and by the late 1840s the central part of the county was also settled. By 1870 Mount Vernon had a population of 223. The county was marked off by the legislature in March 1875 and named for Judge Benjamin C. Franklin, an early Red River County settler. An election was held on April 30, 1875, to select the county seat. Mount Vernon won by a large majority, and the matter was never again contested.

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Franklin COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Mount Vernon (county seat) * Clearwater * Hagansport * Hopewell * Purley * Scroggins * 

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Website Updates:
Jul 2018: Calamity News: SHIELDS, HILL; Death News: STEVENSON, CHOUT
Apr 2018: Death News: HAMILTON, Sick List News: LINK; Visiting News: TUCKER
Jan 2018: Death News: JOHNSON
Dec 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendly
 
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Surrounding Counties

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* Wood County (south)

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* Delta County (northwest)

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