Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 129.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, situated in the central part of Ohio and traversed by Scioto river. Area, 529 square miles. Face of the country even, inclined to the south; soil mostly alluvial, or mixed sand, pebbles and clay, and in general better suited for grazing than tillage. Seat of justice, Columbus. Pop in 1810, 3,486; in 1820, 10,300 in 1830, 14,756; in 1840, 25,049; in 1850, 42,910.