Franklin County OHGenWeb
History & Genealogy

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Franklin county is available for adoption. If you would like to become the coordinator for this county, please contact Mary Ann Hetrick OHGenWEb ASC.

My name is Mary Ann Hetrick; I am your Temporary Franklin County Coordinator. I am the person who is responsible for providing you with the tools you will need to search for your roots in Franklin County.

Please Note:

This site is being moved and reworked. It will take time for all the resources to be placed back online. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope to be able to add more resources to the pages of Belmont County soon, so check back often. I don't live in Franklin County, I can't do lookups, but I will add what I have as time permits.

I hope to be able to add more resources to the pages of Franklin County soon, so check back often. I don't live in Franklin County, I can't do lookups, but I will add what I have as time permits.

If you find anything wrong with any of the pages on this site please don't hesitate to let me know. If you have any new ideas of what you would like to see on this site you can also contact me: Mary Ann Hetrick


Short About

The Franklin County, OHGenWeb is a proud part of the OHGenWeb and The USGenWeb Projects. You can Learn more About us. If Franklin County is not the County your looking for look at The OHGenWeb County Selection Page.


History

FRANKLIN COUNTY was formed from Ross, April 30, 1803, and named from Benjamin FRANKLIN, who died April 17, 1790, aged eighty-four years, who was “at once philosopher, diplomatist, scientific discoverer, moralist, statesman, writer and wit, and in many respects the greatest of Americans, and one of the greatest men whose names are recorded in history.”1


County Facts

Created: April 30, 1803,
Parent County: Ross
Named for: Benjamin Franklin.
County Seat: Columbus, Ohio

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This page was last modified: May 29, 2018 9:42 PM.


Bibliography

Historical Collections of Ohio: An Encyclopedia of the State, Volume 1 By Henry Howe (1889) Page 609