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Welcome to Franklin ...

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 7,967 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The city of Franklin is near sea level<3>.

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

Franklin lies within the (757) area code.

The ZIP code for Franklin: 23851<4>

Websites for Franklin ...

Official Website: www.ci.franklin.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 7,967 people. This is a decrease of 7.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 8,582 people.

The population of Franklin represents 0.11% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,582 people, the population of Franklin increased 2.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,346 people).

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

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 both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections 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).

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

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

While we believe that this Franklin is located in , we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Franklin. Those communities are located in the following : Albemarle and Fairfax County.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Utah, Vermont, 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.

  • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<6>
  • Murfreesboro [Hertford County]
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    • Murfreesboro [Hertford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murfreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<6>
  • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
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    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<6>
  • Courtland [Southampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
    • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,215 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winton [Hertford County]
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      • Winton [Hertford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winton<6>
    • Boykins [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykins
      • Boykins [Southampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boykins<6>
    • Ivor [Southampton County]
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      • Ivor [Southampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<6>
    • Newsoms [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newsoms
      • Newsoms [Southampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newsoms
    • Severn [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severn
      • Severn [Northampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severn
    • Capron [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capron
      • Capron [Southampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capron

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 5 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin: www.ci.franklin.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>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 (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 Franklin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6748, Longitude: -76.9254    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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