Franklin County

Franklin County dates to 1784 when its territory covered that of the future counties of Banks, Jackson, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee and Stephens counties plus parts of Hart, Madison, Hall and Gwinnett. Veterans of the War of 1812 were given land grants as bounty warrants, but Franklin County was so remote, few exercised their rights of owner­ship. It is named, of course, for Benjamin Franklin, author, statesman, diplomat, philosopher and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Carnesville, the county seat, is named for Thomas B. Carnes, a member of the Third Congress of the United States.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 159, Carnesville GA 30521
Telephone 706.384.2483
Fax 706.384.7089

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Franklin County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 21824 (State Rank: 83)
Incorporated Millage Rage 9.552
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8.134
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14.868
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 24.42
Total Unincorporated 23.002


County Officials