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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

10,767
1.5
294.8
284.4
300–600
47.42
31.9
92.0
4,494
4.5
$29,982,237
$34,850
$1,497,821,330
$89,360,088

map of Franklin County
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Physical Features: Small Northeast county with many wooded hills; drained by numerous streams; alluvial to sandy clay soils; Lake Bob Sandlin, Lake Cypress Springs.

Economy: Agribusiness, government/services, retirement area, distribution.

locator map for Franklin County

History: Caddoes abandoned the area in the 1790s because of disease and other tribes. First white settlers arrived around 1818. County created in 1875 from Titus County, organized the same year; named for jurist B.C. Franklin.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 79.0; Black, 4.0; Hispanic, 14.5; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 1.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 92; deaths, 122; marriages, 51; divorces, 38.

Recreation: Fishing, water sports; historic homes; wild hog hunting, horse stables; stew cook-off in October.

Minerals: Lignite coal, oil and gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, milk production, poultry, hay. Market value $86 million. Timber marketed.

MOUNT VERNON (2,758) county seat; distribution center, manufacturing, tourism, antiques; hospital; nature preserves, museum with Don Meredith exhibit; wine festivals in May and October.

Other towns include: Scroggins (150), and Winnsboro (3,402, mostly in Wood County) commercial center, Autumn Trails.

Lake Bob Sandlin

Lake Bob Sandlin. Photo from Texas Parks & Wildlife.