Franklin Township, Surry County, North Carolina
Franklin Township is one of fifteen townships in Surry County, North Carolina. The township had a population of 2,155 according to the 2000 census. The township was named for the family of Jesse Franklin, a former governor of North Carolina and resident of the area.
Geographically, Franklin Township occupies 42.7 square miles (111 km2) in northwestern Surry County, with its northern border shared with the state of Virginia. There are no incorporated municipalities within Franklin Township, however there are several smaller, unincorporated communities located here, including, Ladonia and Lowgap. Most of Franklin Township is mountainous and features several of Surry County's most prominent peaks.
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