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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Franklin County<1> (at the time of its founding, Franklin was located in Oneida County).

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

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

Franklin is 4,510 feet [1,375 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Franklin is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Franklin: (208)

The ZIP code for Franklin: 83237<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 838 people. This is an increase of 30.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 641 people (or 5.01% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Franklin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.04% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 641 people, the population of Franklin has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 641 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 Idaho communities named Franklin: This one is located in Franklin County and the other is located in Ada County.

Beyond Idaho, there are 84 communities that are also named Franklin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, 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.

  • Logan [Cache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
    • Logan [Cache County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,680 people
    • Former name for Logan:
    • Fort Logan
    • Logan has also been known as:
    • Logan City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<8>
  • Smithfield [Cache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield [Cache County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<8>
  • North Logan [Cache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Logan
    • North Logan [Cache County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,304 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Logan<8>
  • Preston [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
    • Preston [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hyde Park [Cache County]
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      • Hyde Park [Cache County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyde Park<8>
    • Richmond [Cache County]
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      • Richmond [Cache County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<8>
    • Lewiston [Cache County]
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      • Lewiston [Cache County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,780 people
      • Former names for Lewiston:
      • Cub Hill
      • Poverty Flat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<8>
    • Newton [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Cache County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<8>
    • Clarkston [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkston
      • Clarkston [Cache County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<8>
    • Amalga [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amalga
      • Amalga [Cache County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amalga

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.

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin County

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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 Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Franklin, 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 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.
<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>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 (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 FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0180, Longitude: -111.8032       In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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