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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Franklin.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Franklin to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Franklin to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Franklin to:

  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Franklin to Indianapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,237 miles [10,037.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,965 miles [11,209.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,842 miles [7,792.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

We have found 86 communities that share the name Franklin.

Within Indiana, there is just one other community named Franklin. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 81 communities in the United States and Canada - with 79 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Franklin, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Indiana

Communities outside of Indiana

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Indiana

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Alabama

Macon County

Our profile page for Franklin, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the South

Monroe County

Our profile page for Franklin, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the South

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Franklin, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Franklin, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Franklin, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Napa County

Our profile page for Franklin, Napa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Napa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Franklin, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the West

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Franklin, San Joaquin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in San Joaquin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Franklin, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the South

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Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Franklin, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the South

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Franklin, Ada County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ada County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Morgan County

Our profile page for Franklin, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Franklin, Jasper County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West Northwest

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Franklin, Pottawattamie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawattamie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Franklin, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West Southwest

Douglas County

Our profile page for Franklin, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Franklin, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the Southeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the South

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Franklin, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Franklin, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Franklin   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Franklin, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Franklin, Baltimore City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Baltimore City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Franklin, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Franklin, Houghton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Houghton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kent County

Our profile page for Franklin, Kent County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Franklin, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Renville County

Our profile page for Franklin, Renville County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Franklin, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the South Southwest

Holmes County

Our profile page for Franklin, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Howard County

Our profile page for Franklin, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Franklin, Custer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Custer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Golden Valley County

Our profile page for Franklin, Golden Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the West

Richardson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Richardson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Richardson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lander County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Franklin, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Franklin, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Franklin, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East

Morris County

Our profile page for Franklin, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Franklin, Sussex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sussex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Franklin, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Franklin, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Macon County

Our profile page for Franklin, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South Southeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Franklin, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Southeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Franklin, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Franklin, Belmont County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Franklin, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Franklin, Ross County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East

Warren County

Our profile page for Franklin, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East

Williams County

Our profile page for Franklin, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Franklin, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Franklin
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Franklin, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East

Chester County

Our profile page for Franklin, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the East

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lehigh County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lehigh County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Venango County

Our profile page for Franklin, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Franklin, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Franklin   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Franklin, Edgefield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Edgefield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Lake County

Our profile page for Franklin, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the South

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Texas

Liberty County

Our profile page for Franklin, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Southwest

Robertson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Franklin, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Franklin, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East Southeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Franklin, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East

Franklin City

Our profile page for Franklin, Franklin City   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Franklin, King County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Brooke County

Our profile page for Franklin, Brooke County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Franklin, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Franklin, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Franklin, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northwest

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Franklin, Milwaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North Northwest

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Franklin, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Argentina   [Map]

Distance: About 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km] to the South Southeast

Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,710 miles [15,626.7 km] to the West Southwest

- Australian Capital Territory   [Map]

Distance: About 9,432 miles [15,179.3 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,799 miles [14,160.6 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Franklin ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bluff Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Franklin   [Map]
Boggstown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Bud   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eagle Trace   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
El Dorado   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frances   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golden Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hunters Pointe   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kinder   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Reds Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stones Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Waters Edge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Lakes   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodland Stream   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Franklin. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday February 16, 1904 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday May 14, 1959 at an age of 55. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin<9>
 
James Baskett
  Actor. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday February 16, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday July 9, 1948 at an age of 44. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Baskett
 
Ray Matthews Brown
  Musician. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 13, 1926 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday July 2, 2002 at an age of 75. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Matthews Brown
 
Owen Joseph 'Donie' Bush
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday October 8, 1887 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday March 28, 1972 at an age of 84. He was buried at Holy Cross & St. Joseph Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen Joseph 'Donie' Bush
 
Oscar McKinley Charleston
  Professional baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday January 14, 1896 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 5, 1954 at an age of 58. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar McKinley Charleston
 
William Merritt Chase
  Artist. He was born in Nineveh (Indiana) on Thursday November 1, 1849 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday October 25, 1916 at an age of 66. He was buried at Green Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Nineveh [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Merritt Chase
 
John Herbert Dillinger
  Crime figure. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday June 22, 1903 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday July 22, 1934 at an age of 31. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Herbert Dillinger
 
Benjamin Harrison
  23th President of the US (1889 - 1893). He was born in North Bend (Ohio) on Tueday August 20, 1833 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday March 13, 1901 at an age of 67. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Harrison
 
John Kerins
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday July 15, 1858 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Monday September 8, 1919 at an age of 61. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kerins
 
Blair Armstrong Kiel
  Professional football. He was born in Columbus (Indiana) on Wednesday November 29, 1961 and died in Columbus (Indiana) on Sunday April 8, 2012 at an age of 50. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery (Jackson County, Indiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Franklin

Columbus [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Blair Armstrong Kiel
 
Priscilla Lawson     (Born as Priscilla Shortridge)
  Actress. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 8, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 27, 1958 at an age of 44. She was buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Priscilla Lawson
 
Noble Lee Sissle
  Bandleader, composer, singer, playwright. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday July 10, 1889 and died in Tampa (Florida) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 86. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Noble Lee Sissle
 
Forrest Tucker     (Forrest Meredith Tucker)
  Actor. He was born in Plainfield (Indiana) on Wednesday February 12, 1919 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 25, 1986 at an age of 67. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Plainfield [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Franklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Tucker

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Indiana

About Johnson County

About Indiana

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Franklin. 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 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Franklin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.41 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.82 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.496 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Franklin could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Franklin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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