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Franklin County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Franklin County
County Seat: Ottawa
Origin of Name: In honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), the American statesman and inventor.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Appanoose Township  306 
Centropolis Township  1,011 
Cutler Township  798 
Franklin Township  3,065 
Greenwood Township  459 
Harrison Township  438 
Hayes Township  393 
Homewood Township  532 
Lincoln Township  857 
Ohio Township  770 
Ottawa (city)  12,649 
Ottawa Township  813 
Peoria Township  672 
Pomona Township  1,078 
Pottawatomie Township  605 
Richmond Township  842 
Williamsburg Township  704 
Total population: 25,992 

Township map of Franklin County, 2000
Population:
1860 (3,030)
1870 (10,385)
1880 (16,797)
1890 (20,279)
1900 (21,354)
1910 (20,884)
1920 (21,946)
1930 (22,024)
1940 (20,889)
1950 (19,928)
1960 (19,548)
1970 (20,007)
1980 (22,062)
1990 (21,994)
2000 (24,784)
2010 (25,992)
Other Resources: Post offices in Franklin County
Cemeteries in Franklin County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Franklin County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Franklin County page [Blue Skyways]
Franklin County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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