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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Saint Mary Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Saint Mary Parish.

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 6,724 people<3> (see below for details).

Franklin was established in 1808.

The community of Franklin is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Franklin lies within the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Franklin: 70538<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 6,724 people. This is a decrease of 12.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 7,660 people (which is 14.02% of the total population of Saint Mary Parish). This makes Franklin the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.17% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,660 people, the population of Franklin decreased 8.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,354 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 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), Kentucky (2), 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.

  • Morgan City [Saint Mary Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
    • Morgan City [Saint Mary Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,512 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan City<7>
  • Patterson [Saint Mary Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
    • Patterson [Saint Mary Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patterson<7>
  • Jeanerette [Iberia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeanerette
    • Jeanerette [Iberia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeanerette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeanerette<7>
  • Berwick [Saint Mary Parish]
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    • Berwick [Saint Mary Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwin [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Saint Mary Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwin<7>
    • Centerville [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Saint Mary Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<7>
    • Ashton [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Saint Mary Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Charenton [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charenton
      • Charenton [Saint Mary Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charenton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charenton<7>
    • Maria [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maria
      • Maria [Saint Mary Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maria have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maria
    • Verdunville [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdunville
      • Verdunville [Saint Mary Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verdunville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verdunville

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.

Mentions & References for Franklin

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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: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint Mary, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 (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 for our own planning, 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: 29.7961, Longitude: -91.5054    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.

 

 

 

 

 


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