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Welcome to Franklin ...

The town of Franklin is located in Macon County<1>.

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 512 people<4> (see below for details).

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 Maridale Estates (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 512 people. This is an increase of 243.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 243.62% 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.

  • Tuskegee [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
    • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<7>
  • Tallassee [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallassee
    • Tallassee [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,502 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallassee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallassee<7>
  • Eclectic [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
    • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<7>
  • Notasulga [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
    • Notasulga [Macon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notasulga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shorter [Macon County]
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      • Shorter [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<7>
    • Loachapoka [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loachapoka
      • Loachapoka [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loachapoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loachapoka<7>
    • Calebee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calebee
      • Calebee [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calebee
    • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tallassee
      • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Tallassee
    • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallapoosa City
      • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallapoosa City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa City
    • Liberty City [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Macon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Macon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Franklin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Franklin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 (or directions), 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4551, Longitude: -85.8066       In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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