Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) System Illinois State Archives

Franklin County

Franklin County Courthouse Contact Information
Franklin County Courthouse
Public Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 607
Benton, IL 62812
618-438-3221 – County Clerk
618-439-2011 – Circuit Clerk
618-438-3221 – Recorder

IRAD—c/o Records Management
Morris Library, Mail Code 6808
Southern Illinois University
1835 University Press Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901-6808


Origin of the name of the county

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in

County Seats

History of county governing board

Documented Record Losses

Township Government

Township Names

Township Map

Franklin County Township Map

Pertinent Databases