Franklin County Courthouse
Franklin County Courthouse in Mount Vernon won the 2014 Best Courthouse in the Upper East Side of Texas. Designed in 1912, the beautiful Franklin County Classic Revival-style courthouse is newly restored . In 2006, the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Renovations of the courthouse were made possible through a Texas Historical Commission grant. The 1960’s dressings of the courthouse were stripped and historic beauty accentuated. The courthouse’s clock on the dome of the tower remains with 1875 etched into the window, the year of county organization.