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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 34,126 people<3> (see below for details).
Franklin was settled in 1660 and was incorporated in 1778.
The community of Franklin is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Franklin: (508) & (774)<5>
The ZIP code for Franklin: 02038<6>
Websites for Franklin ...
Official Website: www.franklin.ma.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 34,126 people. This is an increase of 7.87% since the 2010 Census.
At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 31,635 people. This makes Franklin the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Franklin represents 0.48% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.
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), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), 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.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Franklin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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).
We also found Franklin on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Franklin on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Franklin: www.franklin.ma.us/
The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022