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County Profile

Incorporated: February 25, 1784

Population: 20,285

Total Area: 263.3 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Carnesville (County Seat)

• Canon
• Franklin Springs
• Lavonia
• Royston

Franklin County was created in 1784 and originally encompassed all of what would become Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, and parts of Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, and Madison counties, as well as three counties in South Carolina. Georgia’s 9th county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

Carnesville, the county seat, was named for Judge Thomas Peter Carnes, a lawyer and Congressman of the Revolutionary War era.

Places of historic note in the county include Cromers Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1906, and the Lavonia Carnegie Library, established in 1911 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie. Lavonia is the smallest city in the U.S. with an original Carnegie Library Building.

Lake Hartwell, Georgia’s largest Army Corp of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi was formed by the impoundment of the Savannah River at Hartwell Dam. The lake’s 55,950 acres have 962 miles of shoreline.

Franklin County leads the state in poultry production and the Franklin County Livestock Market is the state’s largest.

Two state parks are in Franklin County. The 406-acre Victoria Bryant State Park, near Royston, features a nine hole golf course, as well as facilities for camping, swimming and hiking. Tugaloo State Park, on a 393-acre peninsula on Lake Hartwell, offers outdoor enthusiasts excellent opportunities for fishing and camping.

Annual events in Franklin County include the Lavonia Fall Festival in September, and the Royston Autumn Festival and the Harvest Festival at Tugaloo State Park in October.

Other events include the Jr.-Sr. Catfish Rodeo in April, Pioneer Skills Day in November, Heritage Day in May and the Easter Egg Hunt.

Franklin County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 263.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 82.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 58.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 8.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.50 persons compared to an average family size of 2.96 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $34,037. Per capita income grew by 0.8% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 21,748 Covered Employment 7,318
Growth (%) since 1990 30.6% Average wage per job $29,257
Households (2000) 7,888 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 25.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,171 Average wage per job $34,037
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 7.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $28,512 Average wage per job $39,732
Median Household Income (2008) $37,110 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 18.8 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 67.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.3 Average wage per job $38,482

Address: 280 Busha Road, Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: (706) 384-4554
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

Address: P.O. Box 39, 825 Hull Avenue, Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: (706) 384-4523
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: 439
Grades: PK-5

Address: P.O. Box 189, Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: (706) 384-7326
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: 431
Grades: PK-5

4. FRANKLIN County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 543, Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: (706) 384-4525
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: 1,113
Grades: 9-12

5. FRANKLIN County
Address: P.O. Box 544, Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: (706) 384-4581
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: 843
Grades: 6-8

Address: 818 Hartwell Rd, Lavonia, GA 30553
Phone: (706) 356-8209
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: 447
Grades: PK-5

Address: 660 College St, Royston, GA 30662
Phone: (706) 245-9252
County: Franklin County
Enrollment: 455
Grades: PK-5