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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Heard County<1> and is the County Seat for Heard County.

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 951 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Franklin.

Franklin is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Franklin: (706) and (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Franklin: 30217<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 951 people. This is a decrease of 4.23% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 993 people (or 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 total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 297th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census 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

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

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.

Communities near Franklin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Franklin.

  • Smokey Acres [Coweta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokey Acres
    • Smokey Acres [Coweta County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,666 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokey Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokey Acres
  • Newnan [Coweta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan
    • Newnan [Coweta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,885 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newnan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newnan<9>
  • LaGrange [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaGrange
    • LaGrange [Troup County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaGrange have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaGrange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaGrange<9>
  • Roanoke [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,940 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Graysons Landing [Troup County]
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      • Graysons Landing [Troup County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysons Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysons Landing
    • Tyus [Carroll County]
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      • Tyus [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyus have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyus
    • Grantville [Coweta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantville
      • Grantville [Coweta County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantville<9>
    • Hogansville [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogansville
      • Hogansville [Troup County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hogansville<9>
    • Louise [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Troup County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Bowdon [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdon
      • Bowdon [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon<9>

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Heard County

About Georgia

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 Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Heard, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>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).
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Franklin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2802, Longitude: -85.0983    
<8>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.
<9>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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