Franklin county was formed in 1795. It is located in the Inner Bluegrass region of the state. 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 county seat is Frankfort.
Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky.