Franklin County Library

Situated in Mount Vernon, the Franklin County Library supports Mount Vernon and the wider county with programming for children and adults alike. The need for a community library was first brought forth by the Mt. Vernon Key Club, a local women’s group, in January 1977. The first of March that year community volunteers manned an office space provided by the First National Bank (now serving as office for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce), and opened the library for donations. This included books, furniture, and cash. Now, the beautifully restored building blends its unique history with a full-service modern library. The ornate handcrafted ceiling, marble counters, and original vault doors add to the beauty of this historic building. Franklin County Library is a must see when touring downtown Mt. Vernon.


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PO Box 579
100 Main Street East
Mount Vernon, TX 75457


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Franklin County Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed October 3, 2023.

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