Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 129.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, situated in the southwesterly part of Mississippi. Area, 720 square miles. Face of the country hilly; soil, on the streams, very productive. Other parts contain open pine woods. Seat of justice, Meadville. Pop. in 1820, 3,881; in 1830, 4,622; in 1840, 4,775; in 1850, 5,904.