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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Franklin.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Franklin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Indianapolis. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the north of Franklin. Indianapolis has a population of 863,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Carmel. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the north of Franklin and has a population of 92,200 people.

For comparison, Franklin has a population of 25,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Franklin and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   55,076   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Avon   [Map]   17,568   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,071   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Brownsburg   [Map]   25,911   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Columbus   [Map]   47,143   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fishers   [Map]   91,832   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   22,094   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   57,375   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   48,704   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Noblesville   [Map]   61,882   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Plainfield   [Map]   32,865   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Seymour   [Map]   19,480   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shelbyville   [Map]   19,070   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Westfield   [Map]   39,493   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Zionsville   [Map]   26,710   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Banta   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bargersville   [Map]   7,457   W   5 miles [8 km]
Boggstown   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edinburgh   [Map]   4,592   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Needham   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
New Whiteland   [Map]   6,092   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Nineveh   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Peoga   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pleasant View Village   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Princes Lakes   [Map]   1,340   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rocklane   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Samaria   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Southport   [Map]   1,763   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Trafalgar   [Map]   1,232   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Whiteland   [Map]   4,350   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Franklin, please visit our County-by-County Page for Franklin.

Johnson County ...

Franklin is located in Johnson County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Bartholomew, Brown, Marion, Morgan & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Franklin ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Franklin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklin ...

Looking for more information about Franklin? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the 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 Page for Franklin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Franklin.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Indiana

    Indiana Tourism
    Parks for Indiana

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Indiana Statewide Tourism
    Franklin Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Franklin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Indiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Indiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Indiana

Airports Near Franklin ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Franklin.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Franklin Airport    [Map]   3FK   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Greenwood Muni.   [Map]   HFY   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shelbyville Muni.(ICAO: KGEZ)   [Map]   GEZ   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Columbus Bakalar Muni.(ICAO: KBAK)   [Map]   BAK   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mount Comfort Airport(ICAO: KMQJ)   [Map]   MQJ   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eagle Creek Airpark(ICAO: KEYE)   [Map]   EYE   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hendricks Co. Airport   [Map]   2R2   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Franklin.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Franklin. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]   CVG   ESE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   S   92 miles [148.1 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   ENE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   E   120 miles [193.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Franklin Airport    [Map]   3FK   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Monroe Co. Airport (BMG/KBMG)   [Map]   BMG   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Terre Haute Intl. (ICAO: KHUF)   [Map]   HUF   W   66 miles [106.2 km]
Greater Cincinnati Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Butler County Rgnl. (ICAO: KHAO)   [Map]   HAO   E   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Greenwood Muni.   [Map]   HFY   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shelbyville Muni.(ICAO: KGEZ)   [Map]   GEZ   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Columbus Bakalar Muni.(ICAO: KBAK)   [Map]   BAK   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Mount Comfort Airport(ICAO: KMQJ)   [Map]   MQJ   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eagle Creek Airpark(ICAO: KEYE)   [Map]   EYE   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hendricks Co. Airport   [Map]   2R2   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Greensburg Airport   [Map]   I34   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Indianapolis Metro Airport(ICAO: KUMP)   [Map]   UMP   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northern Kentucky Intl.   (CVG/KCVG)   [Map]
        Website for Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHAO)   [Map]
        Website for Butler County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cincinnati Muni.   (LUK/KLUK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelbyville Muni.   (ICAO: KGEZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Bakalar Muni.   (ICAO: KBAK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mount Comfort Airport   (ICAO: KMQJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle Creek Airpark   (ICAO: KEYE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Indianapolis Metro Airport   (ICAO: KUMP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Indianapolis Exec.   (ICAO: KTYQ)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Freeman Muni.   (ICAO: KSER)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Bend Rgnl.   (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]
        Website for South Bend Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monroe Co. Airport   (BMG/KBMG)   [Map]
        Website for Monroe County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Terre Haute Intl.   (ICAO: KHUF)   [Map]
        Website for Terre Haute International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Johnson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin: www.ci.franklin.in.us/

The official website for Johnson County: www.co.johnson.in.us/

The official website for State of Indiana: www.in.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Franklin. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 39.4944, Longitude: -86.0554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Franklin), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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