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 annual Watermelon Festival is held the third weekend in August and brings in crowds from 35,000 – 50,000. The event, along with a slice of watermelon are FREE. Numerous activities surround the festival including: live entertainment, a bike ride, 5K run, a variety of contests, Watermelon Beauty Pageant, tractor, truck & car show, and more.
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!