Franklin County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Franklin County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on April 14, 1778 from Bute County. This county was named for Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), an author, politician, statesman, and Founding Father of the United States. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Franklin County is bordered by Warren County (northeast), Nash County (east), Wake County (southwest), Granville County (west), Vance County (northwest).

Franklin County Cities and Towns include Bunn, Centerville, Franklinton, Louisburg, Youngsville. A Map of Franklin County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Franklin County Townships include Cedar Rock, Cypress Creek, Bunn, Franklinton, Gold Mine, Harris, Hayesville, Louisburg, Sandy Creek, and Youngsville. View a Map of Franklin County Townships.

Franklin County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Franklin County, North Carolina Courthouse
Franklin County, NC Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse is located in Louisburg, North Carolina. Learn More About State of North Carolina 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. Also see the Franklin County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Franklin County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1789, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1781. The Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses.
  • Franklin County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1776, Court Records from 1774 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. The County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
  • Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Franklin Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Franklin County, North Carolina Census Records

Franklin County, North Carolina Vital Records

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