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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Franklin.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Franklin to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Franklin to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Franklin to:

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Franklin to Monroeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,663 miles [10,723.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

We have found 86 communities that share the name Franklin.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Franklin. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 81 communities in the United States and Canada - with 79 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Franklin, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Franklin, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km] to the West

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Franklin, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Franklin, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Napa County

Our profile page for Franklin, Napa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Napa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Franklin, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the West Northwest

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Franklin, San Joaquin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in San Joaquin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Franklin, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Franklin, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the Northeast

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Franklin, Ada County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ada County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Morgan County

Our profile page for Franklin, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Franklin, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Franklin, Jasper County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the North Northwest

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Franklin, Pottawattamie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawattamie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Franklin, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northwest

Douglas County

Our profile page for Franklin, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Franklin, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Franklin, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Franklin, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Franklin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Franklin, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Franklin, Baltimore City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Baltimore City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Franklin, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Franklin, Houghton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Houghton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kent County

Our profile page for Franklin, Kent County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Franklin, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Renville County

Our profile page for Franklin, Renville County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Franklin, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West

Holmes County

Our profile page for Franklin, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Howard County

Our profile page for Franklin, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Franklin, Custer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Custer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Golden Valley County

Our profile page for Franklin, Golden Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northwest

Richardson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Richardson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Richardson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lander County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Franklin, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Franklin, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Franklin, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Northeast

Morris County

Our profile page for Franklin, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Franklin, Sussex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sussex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Franklin, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Franklin, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Macon County

Our profile page for Franklin, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Franklin, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Franklin, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Franklin, Belmont County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Franklin, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Franklin, Ross County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Franklin, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast

Williams County

Our profile page for Franklin, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Franklin, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Franklin
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Franklin, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Franklin, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lehigh County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lehigh County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Venango County

Our profile page for Franklin, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the North Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Franklin, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Franklin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Franklin, Edgefield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Edgefield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Lake County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the North

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Texas

Liberty County

Our profile page for Franklin, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West

Robertson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Franklin, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Franklin, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Franklin, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast

Franklin City

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin City   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Franklin, King County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Brooke County

Our profile page for Franklin, Brooke County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Franklin, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northeast

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Franklin, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the North Northwest

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Franklin, Milwaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Franklin, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Argentina   [Map]

Distance: About 4,922 miles [7,921.2 km] to the South Southeast

Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,397 miles [15,123 km] to the West Southwest

- Australian Capital Territory   [Map]

Distance: About 9,206 miles [14,815.6 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,746 miles [14,075.3 km] to the East Southeast

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Franklin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 31.7146, Longitude: -87.4114     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Franklin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.91 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.31 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.899 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Franklin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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