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Franklin County, Texas

Franklin County is a small county located in Northeast Texas. Land features wooded hills with alluvial to sandy clay soils that drain to numerous streams, Lake Bob Sandlin and Lake Cypress Springs. Local economy consists of agribusiness, government services, retirement area, and distribution.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $862K
Lowest Price $264K
Highest Price $1.8M
Total Listings 28
Avg. Days On Market 115
Avg. Price/SQFT $359

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Where is Franklin County, Texas?

  • Franklin County is located in northeast Texas, one county removed from Oklahoma and three counties removed from Arkansas. Mount Vernon, the county seat, is on Interstate Highway 30 seventy-two miles southwest of Texarkana and ninety-six miles northeast of Dallas.
  • With a 2014 population of 2,633, Mount Vernon is the largest town situated entirely within the boundaries of the county, but Winnsboro, located in southwestern Franklin and northwestern Wood counties, had a 2014 population of 3,458. The county's center lies at 33°09' north latitude and 95°14' west longitude. The county comprises 294 square miles of the post oak belt and is heavily wooded; post oak, blackjack oak, and pine trees predominate.

Adjacent Counties

  • Red River County (north)
  • Titus County (east)
  • Camp County (southeast)
  • Wood County (south)
  • Hopkins County (west)
  • Delta County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Franklin County

  • Texans who love their football will probably appreciate the collection of Don Meredith memorabilia on display at the Fire Station Museum in Mount Vernon, hometown of the pro-football legend. The museum, housed in a 1940’s fire station built courtesy of funding from the Works Administration Program, is administered by the Franklin County Historical Association. Other exhibits feature Native American artifacts and a changing roster of special exhibitions on Franklin County history.
  • The Alamo Mission Museum of Franklin County uses a replica of the Alamo Mission as the backdrop, the mission mixes history and fun. Learn about Texas history, and bring the family out for family events, such as Chili Cook-off & Bluegrass Festival, Turtle Derby, and Halloween Hayrides with pumpkin fun.

Farming and Ranching in Franklin County 

  • The terrain varies from nearly level to rolling, and the soils are predominantly loam with clay subsoils. The county is drained by the Sulphur River, which forms its northern boundary, and Big Cypress Creek, which runs through the southern portion. Mineral resources include oil, gas, limestone, and lignite coal. Wildlife native to the area once included buffalo, bear, deer, beaver, and turkey. Temperatures range from an average high of 94° F in July to an average low of 35° in January. Rainfall averages almost forty-five inches a year, and the growing season averages 234 days annually.
  • In 2002 the county had 549 farms and ranches covering 132,241 acres, 48 percent of which were devoted to crops, 42 percent to pasture, and 10 percent to woodlands. In that year Franklin County farmers and ranchers earned $63,884,000; livestock sales accounted for $62,629,000 of the total. Dairy and beef, beef cattle, and hay were the chief agricultural products.

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