Franklin County was the fourth county formed in Mississippi, making our county one of the oldest of the counties in Mississippi. Our County was formed on December 21, 1809, from portions of Adams County and is bisected by the Homochitto River, which runs diagonally through the county from northeast to southwest. The territorial Governor at the time was David Holmes, who was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson.
Homochitto National Forest
Tucked inside the Homochitto National Forest, Okhissa Lake is an 1,100 acre clear spring feed lake and recreation area. World-renowned bass fisherman “Bill Dance” has sanctioned Okhissa Lake as his first “Bill Dance Signature Lake”, as he was involved in the fish habitat from the planning stage, and the lake is home to bass, bream, crappie and catfish. The lake is located in the rolling hills of Southwestern Mississippi and quietly tucked away in 189,000 acres of land managed for a multitude of activities.
Franklin County Memorial Hospital
The Franklin County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) is a 25 bed critical access hospital located in Meadville, Mississippi. FCMH provides both acute care and skilled nursing services, along with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy and a 24 hour emergency department.