Located in the Southeast Corner of Indiana, Franklin county is bordered on the east by the Ohio/Indiana State Line just North of Cincinnati. It was formed in 1811 and named for Benjamin Franklin. The town of Brookville is the county seat. Other cities of significance are Historic Metamora, known throughout Indiana and the surrounding states, Laurel and Oldenburg. The lower half of Brookville Lake is in this County, and is located on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. Much of the County is wooded and much more rugged than central and northern Indiana. The landscape in this rural county is spectacular.