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Welcome to Franklinton ...

The town of Franklinton is located in Washington Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Washington Parish.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklinton has a population of 3,745 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Franklinton.

Franklinton is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Franklinton is located in the (985) area code.

The ZIP code for Franklinton: 70438<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklinton had an population of 3,745 people. This is a decrease of 2.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklinton had a population of 3,857 people (which is 8.18% of the total population of Washington Parish). This makes Franklinton the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Franklinton represents 0.09% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,857 people, the population of Franklinton increased 5.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,657 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Franklinton.

Adding Franklinton 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 Franklinton 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 Franklinton 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 Franklinton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Franklinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Franklinton - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Franklinton.

Communities near Franklinton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Franklinton.

  • Bogalusa [Washington Parish]
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    • Bogalusa [Washington Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Franklinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,504 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogalusa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogalusa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogalusa<7>
  • Tylertown [Walthall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
    • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Franklinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<7>
  • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
    • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Franklinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<7>
  • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
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    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Franklinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
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      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<7>
    • Stoney Point [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point [Washington Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Point
    • Enon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enon
      • Enon [Washington Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enon
    • Pine [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
      • Pine [Washington Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<7>
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill

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 Franklinton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Franklinton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Franklinton. 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 Franklinton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklinton. See our Newspapers Page for Franklinton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklinton ...

Looking for more information about Franklinton? 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 Franklinton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Franklinton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Franklinton. 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 Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklinton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Franklinton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Franklinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Franklinton) 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 Franklinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Franklinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8464, Longitude: -90.1534    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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