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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Franklin.

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Around Franklin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the west of Franklin. Montgomery has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus (GA). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Franklin and has a population of 201,000 people.

For comparison, Franklin has a population of 130 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Franklin and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,718   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Auburn   [Map]   62,059   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,452   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,314   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,527   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,570   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,274   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,420   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,300   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,778   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Troy   [Map]   18,853   S   46 miles [74 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,817   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,919   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,464   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   7,994   W   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Armstrong   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cecil   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Claud   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
East Tallassee   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Davis   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hardaway   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Liberty City   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Loachapoka   [Map]   190   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Notasulga   [Map]   856   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Reeltown   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shorter   [Map]   429   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tallapoosa City   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Franklin, please visit our County-by-County Page for Franklin.

Macon County ...

Franklin is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklin ...

Looking for more information about Franklin? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Franklin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Franklin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Franklin.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Franklin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Franklin ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Franklin.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Franklin.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Franklin. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   142 miles [228.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   159 miles [255.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Franklin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Franklin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Franklin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Franklin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Franklin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4551, Longitude: -85.8066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Franklin), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Franklin.



 
 
 

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