Franklin County, Texas

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Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 9,458. Although the origin of the county's name is not recorded, it is generally believed to have been named after Judge Benjamin C. Franklin. Franklin County is one of 30 prohibition[1], or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. Its seat is Mount Vernon.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 295 square miles (764.0 km2), of which 286 square miles (740.7 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23.3 km2) (3.09%) is water.

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As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,458 people, 3,754 households, and 2,732 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 5,132 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.19% White, 3.94% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 5.14% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 8.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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