Franklin County Florida

Cities & Localities in Franklin County, FL
Apalachicola (county seat)
St. George Island

Franklin County is located in Northwest Florida Region 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.

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