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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Franklin County<1> and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

The location of Franklin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 900 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Franklin is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Franklin is located in the (308) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 900 people. This is a decrease of 10% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 1,000 people (or 31.01% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Franklin the county's most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.05% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,000 people, the population of Franklin decreased 2.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,026 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 two Nebraska communities named Franklin: This one is located in Franklin County and the other is located in Richardson County.

Beyond Nebraska, 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), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (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.

  • Hildreth [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildreth
    • Hildreth [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildreth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildreth<7>
  • Campbell [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
    • Campbell [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<7>
  • Republican City [Harlan County]
  • Upland [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
    • Upland [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Naponee [Franklin County]
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      • Naponee [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naponee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naponee<7>
    • Bloomington [Franklin County]
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      • Bloomington [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<7>
    • Riverton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<7>
    • Huntley [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Harlan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Macon [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
    • Womer [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womer
      • Womer [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womer

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. Our list includes 10 papers. 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 on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

We also found Franklin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1912).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Franklin on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Franklin County

About Nebraska

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 Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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 FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0967, Longitude: -98.9515       In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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