Franklin County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Franklin County, Idaho (Map It) was created on January 20, 1913 from Oneida County . Franklin County was named in honor of Franklin D. Richards (1821-1899), early LDS Church apostle. Learn More About State of Idaho History

Franklin County is bordered by Oneida County (west), Bannock County (northwest), Caribou County (north), Bear Lake County (east), Cache County, Utah (south).

Franklin County Cities and Towns include Clifton, Dayton, Franklin, Mink Creek, Oxford, Preston, Thatcher, Weston, Whitney.

Franklin County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Franklin County, Idaho Courthouse
Franklin County, ID Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse is located in Preston, Idaho. Learn More About State of Idaho Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Franklin county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Franklin County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1913, Land Records from 1874, Probate Records from 1910  and Court Records from 1878. The Recorder is responsible to keep records of all documents recorded in Adams County. Additionally, the Recorder’s office provides marriage licenses, processes passports and records land documents, including plat maps, surveys, easements, assertions of right-of-way, and some types of liens.

Franklin County, Idaho Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Franklin County, Idaho Vital Records

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