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The Franklin County Historical Society, founded in 1969, houses its local history collection in the Franklin County Library.
Franklin County Library

Our research materials are in the History Room at the Library. You may use the books during the regular library hours. The history librarian’s hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. In order to access the microfilm, an attendant must be on duty.

Vertical Files containing family history and genealogy
Topical Files relating to the history of Franklin County and its communities
Microfilm Copies of the earliest records of Franklin County government,  local newspapers, regional census records, earliest birth and death records, and local church records

For a complete listing of our microfilm collection, please visit “Microfilm Resources.”
Periodicals and Reference Books featuring family genealogies, the history of Franklin County, the state of Tennessee, and several adjoining states.

We have a large collection of books and microfilms. Of special interest are the family files with name index. The library has a collection of obituaries from about 1980, birth index 1908-1912, and the death records from 1914-1925. (The TSLA has vital records prior to 1944. The State and local health offices have the records after 1944.) Franklin County census records are available on microfilm from 1820-1930. There a few old maps. The library does not have the old city directories.

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