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Welcome to Franklin ...

Franklin is located in Essex County<1>.

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>

Franklin is 180 feet [55 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: (973) & (862)<5>

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

While we believe that this Franklin is located in Essex County, we know of another 3 New Jersey communities named Franklin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hunterdon, Morris and Sussex County.

Beyond New Jersey, 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 Hampshire, 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.

  • New York (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin and is located in Kings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Newark (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin and is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Jersey City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin and is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Paterson (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin and is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
  • Elizabeth (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Franklin and is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Clifton (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
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    • Clifton lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Franklin and is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • Passaic (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Passaic lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Franklin and is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
  • Union City (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
    • Union City lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Franklin and is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
  • Bayonne (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
    • Bayonne lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin and is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
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  • East Orange (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Orange
    • East Orange lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin and is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
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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 U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Franklin in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Franklin

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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 Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Essex, 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 community'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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<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 from Point A (ie- Franklin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8515, Longitude: -74.2946       In this case, the coordinates for Franklin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

 

 


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