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Franklin County Information
The county was settled in 1875 and the population estimated at 10,605 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Mount Vernon, which is also the largest community. The total area of the county is 295 square miles. Although the origin of the county’s name is not recorded, it is generally believed to have been named after Judge Benjamin C. Franklin, the first appointed justice in the Republic of Texas.

Franklin County was one of the last 30 prohibition counties in the state of Texas. Citizens of its county seat, Mount Vernon, voted to allow beer and wine sales, both on and off premises in May 2013.

The area code in use for this county is 903.

Sheriff’s Office
Ricky Jones is the county sheriff and his office is located at 208 TX-37, Mt Vernon, TX 75457, and his phone number is (903) 537-4539.

Sheriff Jones fulfils many duties including:

  • Serves as a licensed peace officer
  • Manages and operates the county jail.
  • Provides security for the courts.
  • Serves warrants and civil papers.
  • Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board.

    County Courthouse
    The Honorable Scott Lee, who serves as the county judge, can be found at his office address, which is 200 N. Kaufman Street Mount Vernon, TX 75457. His phone number is 903-537-4252, Ex. 6.

    As county judge, Honorable Lee’s duties include:

  • Presiding officer of the Commissioners Court.
  • Represents the county in many administrative functions.
  • Serves as budget officer
  • Most have broad judicial duties, such as presiding over misdemeanor criminal and small civil cases, probate matters and appeals from the Justice of the Peace Court.
  • Serves as head of emergency management.

    There are two district court judges, Judge Will Biard serves the 62nd district and Judge Eddie Northcutt serves the 8th district.

    County Jail
    The jail address is 208 Texas Highway 37 Mt Vernon, TX 75457 and the phone number is 903-537-4539.

    Visitation information not available.

  • Franklin County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined47
    Avg Daily Population46
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll6
    Full time total employees6
    Total salaries and wages198192
    Other operating expenditures111644
    Total construction costs2000000
    Equipment, furnishings, etc0
    Year of original construction1993
    Year of major renovationnot applicable
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 208 HWY 37 SOUTH MT. VERNON TX 75457

    Franklin County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20164,499
    Number Employed Annual Average, 20164,274
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016225
    Unemployment Rate, 20165.0
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201543,569
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Franklin County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20141,729
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201516.4
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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