South Franklin

South Franklin is a rural community located at the intersection of Farm roads 115 and 1448 about twelve miles southeast of Mount Vernon in southeastern Franklin County. The hamlet probably began sometime during the first half of the twentieth century, and county maps in the 1930s showed farms, a school, a church, and a cemetery in the area. South Franklin was one of two rural school districts in Franklin County in the 1960s and had an enrollment of seventy-five students in the 1961–62 school year. At that time the community also had four Baptist churches and one Methodist church. In 1980 South Franklin had a population of thirty, and that number remained constant in 2000. A county maintenance facility was located in South Franklin.

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Laurie E. Jasinski | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

South Franklin is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.01406600
Longitude: -95.18350800

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated