Homes for Sale in Franklin County, Georgia
Welcome to Franklin County, Georgia
THE TAB TO THE RIGHT WILL DISPLAY THE CURRENT LISTINGS OF HOMES AND LAND IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.
Franklin County is located in Northeast Georgia and is home to a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as historic landmarks, well-priced homes, and a growing economy. Future job growth in the area over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.37%
The original occupants were the Cherokee and Creek tribes. The Treaty of May 31, 1783, between the State of Georgia and the Cherokee, led to the creation of Georgia’s ninth county: Franklin. Named after Benjamin Franklin, Franklin County was created on February 25, 1784. The county originally encompassed parts of South Carolina and several other regions, but over time has been annexed to form other counties and its area downsized to what we know today.
Originally the land consisted of oak-hickory forests, but settlers cleared large tracts of land for agriculture, including cotton, corn, sorghum and, more recently, livestock. The city of Carnesville was named the county seat in 1806. The city is named after Judge Thomas Peters Carnes, a lawyer and congressman during the Revolutionary War, and is home to the largest livestock market in the state. Other towns in the county include Lavonia, Royston, Canon, and Franklin Springs.
- Total area: 266 square miles.
- Estimated population as of 2015: 22,311.
- In 2015, the per capita personal income in Franklin County was $33,816.
- The county is home to several state parks that offer hiking, fishing, kayaking, and boating, including Lake Hartwell, Victoria Bryant State Park, and Tugaloo State Park.
- Baseball legend Ty Cobb was raised in Royston and donated $100,000 to build a hospital in the town. The Ty Cobb Museum is located in Royston.
- Lavonia is home to the Lavonia Library, established by Andrew Carnegie. It’s the smallest city in the United States with an original Carnegie Library.