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Welcome to Franklinton ...

The town of Franklinton is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklinton has a population of 2,246 people<2> (see below for details).

Franklinton was established in 1839.

The community of Franklinton is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Franklinton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Franklinton: (919) and (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Franklinton: 27525<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklinton had an population of 2,246 people. This is an increase of 11.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklinton had a population of 2,023 people. This makes Franklinton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Franklinton represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 249th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,023 people, the population of Franklinton increased 15.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,745 people).

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

Adding Franklinton to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Franklinton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Franklinton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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, Louisiana, New York 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.

  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Franklinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<8>
  • Henderson [Vance County]
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    • Henderson [Vance County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Franklinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<8>
  • Oxford [Granville County]
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    • Oxford [Granville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<8>
  • Rolesville [Wake County]
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    • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Franklinton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Butner [Granville County]
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      • Butner [Granville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<8>
    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
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      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Franklinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<8>
    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
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      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Franklinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<8>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Franklinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<8>
    • Stem [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stem
      • Stem [Granville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<8>

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. Our list includes 6 papers. 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Franklin County

About North Carolina

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 Franklin County: www.co.franklin.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Franklin, 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>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<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 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).
<6>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Franklinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FranklintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1023, Longitude: -78.4587    
<7>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.
<8>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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