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Time Zone: Franklin County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Carnesville is the Seat for Franklin County.

Franklin County was founded in 1784.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Franklin had a population of 21,748 people. This is an increase of 7.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,285 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Franklin represented 0.25% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 83rd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201022,084+8.87%+1.54% since 2009
200921,748+7.21%-0.26% since 2008
200821,804+7.49%-0.13% since 2007
200020,285The Last Census

More information can be found on the Franklin County Census Page for Franklin County.


Below are some of the communities located in Franklin County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Franklin County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Royston   2,7082,4938.62% increase  
Lavonia   2,0561,82712.53% increase  
Canon   8117557.42% increase  
Franklin Springs   7347623.67% decrease  
Carnesville   64654119.41% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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