Founded February 8, 1832
County Seat: Apalachicola
544.34 sq. miles
Population (2010): 11,549
Median household income (2009): $33,956
» Franklin County was named after Benjamin Franklin.
» Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola built the first ice-making machine in 1845.
» Franklin County harvests more than 90% of Florida's oysters and 10% of the oysters consumed in the nation.
» 1814-1863 Fort Gadsden, is located in the Apalachicola National Forest and is a short distance from State Road 65, near Sumatra, Florida.