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Welcome to Franklin ...
The location of Franklin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 517 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Franklin.
Franklin is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Franklin (for example, toward Columbus (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Franklin is located in the (334) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 517 people. This is an increase of 246.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 246.98% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 149 people. This makes Franklin the county's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 149 people, the population of Franklin has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 149 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Franklin.
Communities Also Named Franklin ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Franklin: This one is located in Macon County and the other is located in Monroe County.
Beyond Alabama, there are 84 communities that are also named Franklin - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (4), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (3).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Franklin.
Communities near Franklin ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Franklin.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Franklin.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Franklin.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklin. See our Newspapers Page for Franklin.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklin ...
Looking for more information about Franklin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Franklin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Franklin.
Adding Franklin to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Franklin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Franklin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Franklin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Franklin on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2022