COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1875
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Benjamin Cromwell Franklin, the first Judge of the Republic of Texas.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Originally named Lone Star, the town was renamed Mount Vernon in honor of George Washington`s home.
Two - 1875 and 1912.
STANDING: One -1912 Classical Revival courthouse.
RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication
September 20, 2014