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

Locations

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

Media

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.

Exhibits

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.

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

FCHA Art Collection

Robert Sterling Long, Curator for the Franklin County Historical Association’s Art Collection, will provide information about the works and artists in the FCHA Collection at the Monday, November 4, 2019 regular meeting, to be held at the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.

Donated over the years, the collection showcases artists who have lived and worked in Mount Vernon and Franklin County or have Franklin County ties.

Beginning in the 1860s and...

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