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Welcome to Franklin ...
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 9,010 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Franklin.
Franklin is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Franklin: (270)
The ZIP codes for Franklin: 42134-42135<5>
Websites for Franklin ...
Official Website: www.cityoffranklin.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 9,010 people. This is an increase of 7.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.68% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 8,408 people (or 48.53% of the total population of Simpson County). This makes Franklin the county's most populous community.
The population of Franklin represents 0.19% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,408 people, the population of Franklin increased 5.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,996 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Franklin.
Adding Franklin to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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, we also found mention of Franklin elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned 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.
Communities Also Named Franklin ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kentucky communities named Franklin: This one is located in Simpson County and the other is located in Clark County.
Beyond Kentucky, there are 84 communities that are also named Franklin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Franklin: www.cityoffranklin.com/
The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021