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Franklin, Alabama
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About Franklin
The town of Franklin is located in Monroe County (Alabama).

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-profile   General information about Franklin
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Franklin
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Franklin (By-County)
-census   Census information for Franklin
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Franklin
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Franklin
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Franklin
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Franklin
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Franklin
-summary   Summarized information
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-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Franklin
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Demonym
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 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.

A demonym for Franklin is Franklinite.

For example: My father has moved to the other side of the state, yet he still thinks of himself as a Franklinite.
FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a town like Franklin). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the town of Franklin:

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 099 (Monroe County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 28048

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Franklin.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Franklin has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '118595'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Franklin.