Franklin County, Alabama

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Franklin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. As of the 2006 census estimates, the population was 30,847. Its county seat is Russellville and it is a dry county.



Franklin County was established on February 6, 1818.

Colbert County

Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870[1].

Musical History

Many musicians and songwriters are from Franklin County including Billy Sherrill,Tammy Wynette,Ricky Pierce,Eddie Martin,Kerry Gilbert,and many others.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 647 square miles (1,675.7 km2), of which 636 square miles (1,647.2 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28.5 km2) (1.68%) is water.

Major Highways

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