About FCHA

Welcome to Franklin County!

Welcome to the the online home of the Franklin County Historical Association. This website will help you get acquainted with our organization and with Franklin County, Texas.

Our Properties


We invite you to visit our historic locations in Mount Vernon.


Historical Images

Browse our collection of historical images from Mount Vernon and the surrounding area.

Discover Our Resources

Bird Egg Collection

One of the most amazing of the holdings of The Franklin County Historical Association is its bird egg collection. Victorian Americans collected bird eggs as a popular hobby.

Book Collection

Browse our collection of historical books written by local authors and learn more about our rich history.


We have multiple exhibits on display that make for perfect family-friendly outings or group exploration.

Local Artists

A substantial collection of paintings and drawings mostly by Franklin county residents of past eras. Twenty artists are presently represented.

Local Birds

Get familiarized with local and migrant birds that visit Franklin County and the surrounding areas.

Our Properties

Learn more about our multiple historical properties we have available for tours and special events.

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