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Franklin County, Florida
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Franklin County, Florida Facts

Franklin County

When was Franklin County, FL Created?
Franklin County was created on February 8, 1832 from Gadsden County and Washington County. This county was named for Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

What is the County Seat of Franklin County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Apalachicola also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Franklins County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Liberty County (north), Wakulla County (northeast), Gulf County (west).

What cities and towns are in Franklin County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carrabelle.

Franklin County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Franklin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Franklin County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Franklin County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Franklin County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Franklin County, FL Census Records

What Franklin County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Franklin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840 (as Florida Territory), 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Franklin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide

Franklin County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Franklin County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Franklin County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Franklin County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Franklin County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Franklin County, FL?
A list of Franklin County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Franklin County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Franklin County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Franklin County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Franklin Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Franklin Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Franklin Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Franklin Co. FL General and History Websites

Franklin Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Franklin Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Franklin Co. FL Military Records

Franklin Co. FL Schools & Directories

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