Franklin County Tidbits


The following interesting tidbits of informations have been gleaned from a variety of sources.
If you would like to share an interesting tidbit of information with our readers, please send it to the County Coordinator:

  • The mayor of Louisburg received wages of $33.34 per month in 1906.
  • Old-school comedian Soupy Sales (aka Milton Supman) was born in Franklinton
  • Louisburg College is the nation's oldest chartered denominational college
  • More than $3,000,000 worth of gold was mined during Franklin County's gold-rush of 1838-1850
  • The first Confederate "Stars & Bars" flag was designed by Louisburg resident, Orren Randolph Smith in 1861
  • The burial place of William A. Jeffreys is known as "Unique Tomb" because it was carved from a large granite boulder n deference to Jeffreys' fear of being buried in the ground