Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 129.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, situated on the easterly boundary of Indiana, and traversed by White Water river. Area, 540 square miles. Face of the country moderately hilly; soil fertile. Seat of justice, Brookville. Pop. in 1820, 10,763; in 1830, 10,199; in 1840, 13,349; in 1850, 5,768.