Franklin County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Liberty, Wakulla and Gulf Counties.
Franklin County was established from a portion of Escambia County in 1832 and named for Benjamin Franklin. Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez visited the area near present-day Apalachicola in 1527. In 1845, Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola built the first ice-making machine.
Region: Northwest Florida Region
County Seat: Apalachicola
|Localities in Franklin County, FL
St. George Island