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Culture and Traveler's Guide

Benjamin Franklin was the namesake for Franklin Parish, which was created in 1843. The parish lies within Louisiana Cotton Country...visitors enjoy miles of landscape that blossoms with the whiteness of a snowfall around harvest time. In fact, the earliest settlement came about when a keelboat ran aground on Little Boeuf River. On board was a humdinger of a cotton gin, able to produce four bales a day! Unable to get the boat off the sandbar, the boatmen "made lemonade out of lemons" and founded a new settlement. The parish seat and largest town in the parish is Winnsboro, located 20 miles south of Interstate 20. The town hosts an annual Catfish Festival and a Fall Harvest Festival. Outdoor recreation is found in the Boeuf area and on Turkey Creek Lake. The parish's quiet country roads with cattle grazing in bordering fields are peaceful avenues into rural Louisiana. For more information, contact: Franklin Parish Tourist Commission: (318) 435-7607. Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

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  • Geography and Statistics

    • Our population is 22387 people in 8719 households.
    • The land area is 623.4 square miles (398990 acres); the water area is 12.1 square miles (7719 acres).
    • Franklin Parish is located at latitude 32.14 degrees North, longitude 91.67 degrees West.
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