Franklin County anchors the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountain foothills and with that comes an abundance of spectacular outdoor leisureopportunities. Click HERE to explore Franklin County.
Franklin County celebrates our heritage, lifestyles, & patriotism with a number of truly unique & special events held each season of the year. To discover our current lineup of exciting events, click HERE.
The Franklin County Watermelon Festival is celebrating its 38th year in 2018! This free family event is a weekend of music, fun, food and WATERMELON! The event is held annually on the third Friday and Saturday of August. Friday 6pm -10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm.
103 North Jackson Avenue
Russellville, AL 35653
No admission fees
Welcome to Franklin County, Alabama
If you're looking for a comfortable, safe and affordable place to live, Franklin County may be the place for you. We have much to offer. Franklin County has skilled labor, strong educational institutions, quality life styles, health care facilities, business and industrial sites, municipal airports, competitive energy costs and supportive local governments. Franklin County and city schools rank among the highest in the state and we were first in the state to host a public junior college, Northwest Shoals Community College. We have excellent medical facilities and physicians. And some of the friendliest people in the world are from Franklin County!