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Franklin County Court House

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.

 

Cities and Towns 
Mt. Vernon
Winnsboro
Scroggins  

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Surrounding Counties:

* Red River County (north)


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Titus County (east)


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Camp County (southeast)


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Wood County (south)


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Hopkins County (west)


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Delta County (northwest)

 

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