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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Heard County and is the County Seat for Heard County.

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Franklin has a population of 964 people<2> (see below for details).

Franklin is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Franklin (for example, toward Wedowee (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for Franklin: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Franklin: 30217<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 993 people (which is 8.39% of the total population of Heard County). This makes Franklin the county's most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.01% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 297th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 993 people, the population of Franklin increased 10.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 902 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 964 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.87% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Franklin.

Communities near Franklin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Franklin and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Roanoke (AL)   [Map]   5,984   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bowdon   [Map]   2,097   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centralhatchee   [Map]   389   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ephesus   [Map]   419   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Grantville   [Map]   3,202   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hogansville   [Map]   3,139   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Franklin.

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 84 communities that are also named Franklin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Connecticut, Florida, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Franklin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Franklin.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Franklin. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 city'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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Franklin.

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<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 city (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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in 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 (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 for your convenience: 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: 33.2802, Longitude: -85.0983     [Map].

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Franklin.