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Welcome to Franklin ...

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

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 6,013 people<3> (see below for details).

Franklin is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Franklin: 16323<5>

Websites for Franklin ...

Official Website: www.franklinpennsylvania.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 6,013 people. This is a decrease of 8.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 6,545 people (or 11.9% of the total population of Venango County). This makes Franklin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.05% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 132nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,545 people, the population of Franklin decreased 9.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,212 people).

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

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

While we believe that this Franklin is located in Venango County, we know of another 4 Pennsylvania communities named Franklin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cambria, Chester, Lehigh and Westmoreland County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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 Jersey (4), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, 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.

  • Oil City [Venango County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
    • Oil City [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oil City<7>
  • Titusville [Crawford County]
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    • Titusville [Crawford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,158 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titusville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Titusville<7>
  • Cochranton [Crawford County]
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    • Cochranton [Crawford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,076 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cochranton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cochranton<7>
  • Knox [Clarion County]
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    • Knox [Clarion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,069 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knox<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stoneboro [Mercer County]
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      • Stoneboro [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneboro<7>
    • Pleasantville [Venango County]
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      • Pleasantville [Venango County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<7>
    • Sandy Lake [Mercer County]
    • Emlenton [Venango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emlenton
      • Emlenton [Venango County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emlenton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emlenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emlenton<7>
    • Hydetown [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hydetown
      • Hydetown [Crawford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hydetown
    • Rouseville [Venango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rouseville
      • Rouseville [Venango County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rouseville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rouseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rouseville<7>

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 25 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin: www.franklinpennsylvania.us/

The official website for Venango County: www.co.venango.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Venango, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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>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 city (such as Franklin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Franklin 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 Franklin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3980, Longitude: -79.8315    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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