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Franklin County is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The County was created in 1779 when Bute County was divided to form both Franklin and Warren Counties. The county covers 494 square miles and it was named for Benjamin Franklin. Louisburg is the county seat. Franklin County is 32 miles from the Raleigh Durham International Airport and 35 miles from North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. Three world class research universities are located within an hour's drive. They are Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.
The region's attractions include major league hockey and minor league baseball, art, science and history museums, North Carolina Symphony, the American Dance Festival and Broadway touring performances, as well as outdoor recreation, fine dining and shopping variety.
The County seat is home to Louisburg College, which was founded in 1787 making it the oldest junior college in the United States. Vance-Granville Community College offers technical, vocational, college-transfer, and continuing education programs. The local economy is based in agriculture, lumber, and textiles. Local industry includes wood products, enzymes, telecommunications, software development, and plastics recycling.
Whether you like big adventure, or just beautiful sightseeing, boating, golfing, biking, beach combing, or just visiting lighthouses, antique shops, playhouses, museums and galleries, North Carolina is rich with attractions and amusements
One of the most exhilarating beach vaction spots on the East Coast is NC'S Outer Banks. Vacation rentals from Corolla down past Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and all the way to the former pirate stronghold of Ocracoke Island. You have to do this at least once in your lifetime.
If mountains are more your style then the North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a value family vacation with hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic drives through the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many outstanding mountain views and scenic overlooks. You can't go wrong on this one!
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