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Franklin, Louisiana

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The location of Franklin

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Franklin.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Franklin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lafayette. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Franklin. Lafayette has a population of 126,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Houma. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Franklin and has a population of 32,900 people.

For comparison, Franklin has a population of 6,800 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Baldwin     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northwest of Franklin.

Bodin     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Franklin.

Caffery     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the northeast of Franklin.

Calumet     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Franklin.

Caneland     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Franklin.

Centerville     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the east of Franklin.

Charenton     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the north of Franklin.

Garden City     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the southeast of Franklin.

Glencoe     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the west of Franklin.

Irish Bend     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northeast of Franklin.

Katy     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the north of Franklin.

Maria     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Franklin.

Ricohoc     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southeast of Franklin.

Sterling     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the northeast of Franklin.

Verdunville     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the east of Franklin.

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

Saint Mary Parish ...

Franklin is located in Saint Mary Parish and is the Parish Seat.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Mary Parish: Iberia, Saint Martin & Terrebonne.

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 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

Louisiana Tourism

Parks for Louisiana

Fishing in Louisiana

Hunting in Louisiana

TripAdvisor Link for:

Louisiana Statewide Tourism

Franklin Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Franklin

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

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

Airports Near Franklin ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Franklin.

Please keep in mind that these airports were 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.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
76 miles [122.3 km] miles to the East of Franklin.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
226 miles [363.7 km] miles to the West of Franklin.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
229 miles [368.5 km] miles to the West of Franklin.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the Northwest of Franklin.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the West Northwest of Franklin.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the Northwest of Franklin.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
53 miles [85.3 km] miles to the East Southeast of Franklin.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
55 miles [88.5 km] miles to the North Northeast of Franklin.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
76 miles [122.3 km] miles to the East of Franklin.

General Aviation Airports

Harry P. Williams Meml. (ICAO: KPTN)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the East Southeast of Franklin.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the East of Franklin.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the Northeast of Franklin.

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the East Northeast of Franklin.

Additional Airport Information

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

New Orleans Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Harry P. Williams Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Chennault Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Saint Mary Parish

About Louisiana

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 Louisiana:

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. 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 Franklin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7851, Longitude: -91.5098     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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