The town of Hodges, Alabama, is located in Franklin County and has a population of less than 300. This town covers a land area of only 3.1 square miles. The greater Franklin County area was named for Benjamin Franklin and was established in 1818. Franklin County is particularly known for producing famous musicians and songwriters, including Tammy Wynette, Eddie Martin, Ricky Pierce, and others. Today the area draws tourists who have an interest in Southern history, as well as those looking to enjoy the nature that Alabama has to offer.