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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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021