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Franklin Parish Historical Marker


Location of sign - 6566 Main Street Winnsboro, Louisiana


Photo taken- April 2008


Franklin Parish Historical Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Franklin Parish was created on March 1, 1848, from portions of Ouachita, Catahoula, and Madison Parishes by Act 41 of the 

State Legislature sponsored by John Winn. 

Land for a centrally-located Parish seat, "Winnsborough," was purchased in 1844 and the first courthouse was built here on a 

favorite campsite of bear hunters.

Erected by Franklin Parish Bicentennial Commission 1976


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