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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

County Courthouse Cost Just $4,058 in 1849

Courthouse It would cost too much to repair the old courthouse in Louisburg. That was the conclusion of commissioners appointed in December 1848 by the Franklin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to determine how best to provide a proper facility for the transaction of the people's business.


Thomas Blacknall: Former Slave Left a Legacy

In April of 1820, James Houze, the owner of a substantial farm on Lynch Creek in Franklin County, traveled to Louisburg on an unusual mission: to free his slave Thomas.