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The The Washington Parish Fair, located in Franklinton is the world’s largest free fair – drawing thousands for live performances and an extensive agricultural exhibit. In addition, proximity to the Bogue Chitto State Park makes Franklinton an immensely popular destination for recreational water sports.

Franklinton is a small town in a rural location, and a dollar goes a long way here. The median listing price for a home is around $95,000 and there are large amounts of land that can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

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Arts & Culture
Every October, Franklinton hosts the Washington Parish Fair – the largest 'free' fair – complete with a long list of rides, games, live performances, agricultural exhibits, and complimented by the historic Mile Branch settlement. In addition, Franklinton boasts a cadre of historical sites, museums, and landmarks such as the Varnado Store Museum – originally a general store over 100 years ago. The Varnado Museum Store is one of ten sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places for the Washington Parish area.

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Franklinton is cozy, close-knit community where a 'cold drink' with the neighbors provides the perfect nightcap after a long day at work. However, there are several quaint restaurants featuring Southern Country cuisine – providing the perfect ambiance for either a date or family evening outing in this charming, rural town.

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Tubing and canoeing down the Bogue Chitto River is a favored pastime for residents during the spring and summer. In all seasons, Bogue Chitto State Park is an attraction for outdoor activities, featuring cabins, campsites, equestrian trails, and the unique Frickes Cave gorge.

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Franklinton is a safe, quiet town with a low crime rate. The police force knows a lot of the community personally, and everyone works together to keep the area safe.

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Franklinton High School is a strong public school featuring a highly regarded fine arts program. Franklinton High School is one of the few schools in the state to have a ‘show choir'. In addition, the Franklinton Demons played for the State Football Championship for the first time in nearly 30 years in 2009, bringing home the runner-up trophy. Also located in Franklinton is Bowling Green School, serving grades K-12.

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As a small rural town, most residents will need a car to get around. There is a town center but a car is recommended.

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