North Carolina-Franklin County-April 27

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-April 26

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.

For 15 years there existed a place in North Carolina called Bute County. It was formed in 1764 and was divided up into Granville and Franklin Counties in 1779. After 1779 Bute County became extinct.

Franklin County has a population of over 60,000 and part of its border touch Wake County which make it part of the greater Triangle Area.


The County seat for Franklin County is Louisburg which is home to a private Methodist affiliated two year college named Louisburg College. Louisburg College is the only two-year residential college in North Carolina.


Since 1980 due in large part to its proximity to Raleigh the population of Franklin County has gone from 30,000 in 1980 to over 60,000 today.

One of the county largest employers is an industrial Novozymes. The company has over 500 employees working in Franklinton producing industrial enzymes and microorganisms.


Novozymes is the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, their  bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future.

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