Along the Panhandle of Florida is Franklin County known for its beautiful barrier islands and its abundance of seafood. The county seat is Apalachicola which sits on Apalchicola Bay.
Apalachicola Bay is a lagoon known for its oysters that is protected by the barrier island of St. George Island.
Franklin’s County coastline is slightly more than a 1 hour drive from Tallahassee, the state’s capital. Many residents and FSU college students drive to the area for its great seafood restaurants, barrier islands, and beaches.
Franklin County Table of Contents
Franklin County Map
This map of Franklin County, FL shows Apalachicola and the barrier islands of St Vincent, and St George on the Gulf of Mexico.
Franklin County is bordered to the north by Liberty County, to the Northeast by Wakulla County, to the West by Gulf County, and to the south is the Gulf of Mexico.
Area Codes and Zip Codes for Franklin County
The area code for Apalachicola is 850.
Cities in Franklin County Florida
Franklin County has two Incorporated municipalities and each has its own government and provides city services like police and zoning.
Incorporated Cities in Franklin County
Franklin County Unincorporated Cities and Barrier Islands
- Alligator Point
- Bald Point
- Lanark Village
- St. Teresa
Barrier Islands of Franklin County
- Cape St. George Island
- Dog Island
- St. George Island
- St. Vincent Island
Franklin County Library
The Wilderness Coast Public Library System is made up of 3 counties including Franklin County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County. Franklin County has library branches in Apalachicola, Eastpoint, and Carrabelle. In addition to books, the library offers adult learning classes, after school programs, childrens library, homework assistance, Internet access, and many other programs and services.
Wilderness Coast Public Library Headquarters
1180 W. Washington Street, Monticello, Florida 32344
Franklin County Library Branches:
Apalachicola Library Program Center, 148 8th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32329
Eastpoint Library Branch, 29 Island Driver, PO Box 722, Eastpoint, Florida 32328
Carrabelle Library Branch, 311 St. James Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida 32322
Franklin County Online Library Resources
Wilderness Coast Public Library System Website
Search Library Catalog Online
Renew a Book Online
Library Cards - Wilderness Coast Public Library System library cards are issued at all branch locations free of charge. Adults need a photo ID with a current Florida residence. Minors need a parent or guardian present to sign.