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.

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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.

Protecting Our Senior Citizens From Elder Abuse

Date: June 22, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: A. W. Todd Centre

Join First Metro Bank, Franklin County Department of Human Resources, and the Russellville Police Department in a discussion aimed at protecting our senior citizens from elder abuse. Seminar is free and includes lunch catered by Pilgrim’s Place, Courtesy of First Metro Bank. To reserve your spot, RSVP to Alana Parker, aparker@firstmetro.net or 256-314-1627.

2018 Watermelon Festival Beauty Pageant Applications Due

Date: June 29, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office

2018 Watermelon Festival

Start date: August 17, 2018

End date: August 18, 2018

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

Phone: 256-332-1760

34.5057841, -87.7299251

No admission fees

Welcome to Franklin County, Alabama

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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!


Our promise as your Chamber of Commerce is to build community value into every area while delivering professional expertise, exceptional customers service and quality service.