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Welcome to Franklin ...

Franklin is located in Salt Lake 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 4,220 feet [1,286 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Franklin is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Franklin: (801) & (385)<5>

Adding Franklin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Franklin in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Franklin elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Franklin on a .

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

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 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), 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.

  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<7>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<7>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<7>
  • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jordan
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<7>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<7>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<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. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Salt Lake County

About Utah

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 Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, 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 (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<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 drawn 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: 40.7486, Longitude: -111.9063       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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