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Welcome to Franklin ...

The town of Franklin is located in Monroe 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>

Franklin is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Franklin: 36444<5>

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Franklin: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Macon 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.

  • Monroeville [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
    • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,623 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<7>
  • Frisco City [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco City
    • Frisco City [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco City<7>
  • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
  • Beatrice [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
    • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scratch Ankle
      • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scratch Ankle
    • Finchburg [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchburg
      • Finchburg [Monroe County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hybart [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hybart
      • Hybart [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hybart
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Asahel [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asahel
      • Asahel [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asahel

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Franklin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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 on a map titled Map of Alabama (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Franklin on our Genealogy Page.

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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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Monroe, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Franklin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Franklin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7146, Longitude: -87.4114       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.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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