Franklin Parish

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Franklin

Franklin County is named for Benjamin Franklin, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1706 to 1790.

 

Created:  March 1, 1843

Parish Seat: 

Winnsboro  1843 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Winnsboro  

 

Location:  6550 Main Street / Pine Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John W Baker and Neild-Somdal-Associates

Contractor:  J A Harper

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The center section rises three stories with a central recessed entranced framed with stone. The east and west wings are one story. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated and an addition was added in 1980. The architect was William R Burk – Associates and E Ray Couchran – Associate of Winnsboro and the contractor was Earl Walker Construction Company of Sicily Island.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W S Hull and constructed by F B & W S Hull Construction Company.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Richland Parish

E – Madison Parish and Tensas Parish

S – Tensas Parish and Catahoula Parish

W – Caldwell Parish and Richland Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011