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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Merrimack County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 8,721 people<3> (see below for details).

Franklin was established in 1828.

The community of Franklin is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Franklin: (603)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 8,721 people. This is an increase of 2.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 8,477 people (or 5.79% of the total population of Merrimack County). This makes Franklin the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.64% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,477 people, the population of Franklin has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,405 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), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada, 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.

  • Concord [Merrimack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
    • Concord [Merrimack County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,924 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<6>
  • Laconia [Belknap County]
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    • Laconia [Belknap County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laconia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laconia<6>
  • Belmont [Belknap County]
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    • Belmont [Belknap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,314 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<6>
  • Gilford [Belknap County]
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    • Gilford [Belknap County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,278 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meredith [Belknap County]
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      • Meredith [Belknap County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meredith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meredith<6>
    • Hopkinton [Merrimack County]
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      • Hopkinton [Merrimack County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkinton<6>
    • Loudon [Merrimack County]
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      • Loudon [Merrimack County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon<6>
    • New London [Merrimack County]
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      • New London [Merrimack County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<6>
    • Pittsfield [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
      • Pittsfield [Merrimack County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsfield<6>
    • Boscawen [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boscawen
      • Boscawen [Merrimack County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,097 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boscawen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boscawen<6>

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 7 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Hampshire

About Merrimack County

About New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Merrimack, 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>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>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, we've provided the following link: 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: 43.4500, Longitude: -71.6689       In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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