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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

Horrific Fire Forces Franklin County to Build New Jail

Jail The old Franklin County jail on East Nash Street in Louisburg was completed in 1875, a year after an event that shook the county. At 11 p.m. on the evening of January 7, 1874, the bell in the Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg
awakened the town...

Louisburg Churches Featured in Architect's Pamphlet

Baptist Church
Two churches in Louisburg are prominently featured in Colonial Southern Homes, a pamphlet published in 1903 by Charles Wanton Barrett (1869-1947), an architect in Raleigh.