Franklin County

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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 6, 1875

County Seat: 

Mount Vernon  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mount Vernon  

 

Location:  200 Kaufman Street North / Dallas Street East

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Classical  Revival

Architect:  L L Thurmon & Company of Dallas

Contractor:  L R Wright & Company of Dallas

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored brick and limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mount Vernon. The south side has a portico supported by four large columns with pediment above. On the west side is a larger portico supported by six large columns with pediment above. The building has decorative white colored brick molding. On the center of the roof is a dome with clock at the top. There is a pressed metal ceiling in the courtroom.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1875. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $42,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Red River County

E – Titus County and Camp County

S – Wood County

W – Hopkins County and Delta County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Mount Vernon

 

 

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Photos taken 2010