Franklin County, Georgia

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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It became Georgia's ninth county in 1784 and was named in honor of 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.[1] The county seat is Carnesville.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (688.9 km2), of which 263 square miles (681.2 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.15%) is water.

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