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The Cities and communities of Franklin County, Missouri *


Beaufort, Berger

Catawissa, Clover Bottom

Gerald, Gray Summit, Grubville


Labadie, Leslie, Lonedell

Moselle, Mt Hope

New Haven, Noser Mill

Oak Grove Village

Pacific, Parkway, Piney Park


Spring Bluff, St Clair, Stanton, Stony Hill, Sullivan

Union (County Seat)

Villa Ridge


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Information & Facts about Franklin County, Missouri


Franklin County Website
300 East Main Street
Union, Missouri 63084

300 East Main Street
County Courthouse
Union, MO 63084-1675
Phone: (636) 583-6355
Fax: (636) 583-7320

Franklin County has a County Commission with three members, one of whom is chosen to be the Presiding Commissioner.


1980 - 71,158
1990 - 80,603
2000 - 93,807

2000 - 34,945


In east-central Missouri. Neighboring counties are Warren County and St. Charles County to the north. On the west is Gasconade County. Jefferson and St. Louis Counties are on the east and Crawford and Washington Counties are on the south.


Other Facts & Figures:

Median age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $28,622 (2000)
Size: 922.1 square miles


Franklin County was created in 1818 when it was broken off from Saint Louis County. The first county seat was the village of Newport, but the community doesn't exist anymore. Newport was also called Campbellton in 1854 and Dundee in 1857. It served as Franklin's county seat from the date of organization in 1818 until 1826. Resident of the county wanted a more convenient site for the county seat and petitioned for a change to Union. The change was approved in 1825, but the court was held in Newport until the new courthouse could be completed. A temporary structure for the offices was used in Union until November 1828 when the new courthouse was completed.

County Courthouse historical information



Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society
140 West Saint Louis Street
Pacific, MO 63069
(636) 257-2712

US GenWeb page for Franklin County

The Political Graveyard for Franklin County




Currently, the economy is much more diversified than it was in previous years. Long ago, manufacturing was the mainstay of the economy, particularly with shoe manufacturing. Many people come to the area as visitors, enjoying its natural beauty and attractions.

Organizations & Groups:

Washington Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
4th and Market Streets
Washington, MO 63090
(636) 239-0280

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Historical Society
2808 Sycamore Lane
St Clair, MO 63077
(636) 629-2596

Franklin County Historical Society
P.O. Box 293
Union, MO 63084-0293
(314) 239-5426

Attractions & Other Information:

St. Clair Historical Museum
P.O. Box 137
280 Hibbard
St. Clair, MO 63077
(636) 629-3199

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