Tennessee AHGP Information
Franklin County

Franklin, County, Tennessee Situated centrally in the s. part of the state, and contains 840 sq. ms. Cumberland mountain runs on its s. E. border. Drained by Duck r., and Elk, Paint, and Rock creeks. The surface is uneven and rough, and the soil productive. Capital, Winchester. There were in 1840, neat cattle 11,107, sheep 9,531, swine 39,334; wheat 49,869 bush, produced, Ind. corn 644,960, oats 102,929, potatoes 20,286, tobacco 4,600 pounds, cotton 311,818; 16 stores, cap. $147,500; 9 cotton fac. 1,360 sp., 5 tanneries, 26 distilleries, 11 flouring m., 14 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac $95,880. 8 sch. 242 scholars. Pop. whites 8,935, slaves 3,085, free col'd 13; total, 12,033.

Winchester, p-v., Capital of Franklin County, Tennessee, 94 s. s. e. Nashville, 664 W. Situated on a small branch of Elk r., and contains a court house, jail, a church, and about 700 inhabitants.

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