Franklin county is in the Inner Bluegrass region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 455 to 930 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 49,285 in a land area of 207.75 square miles, an average of 237.2 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,200 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Franklin county was named to honor Benjamin Franklin.
Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky.