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Welcome to Franklin ...

So far, we have found very little information about Franklin. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Franklin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Franklin, please Contact Us.


Franklin would have been located within present day King County<2>.

When the people of Franklin referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Franklinite<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Franklin is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Franklin was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

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), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (3), 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.

  • Kent [King County]
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    • Kent [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Renton [King County]
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    • Renton [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Federal Way [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Issaquah [King County]
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      • Issaquah [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,681 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Issaquah<6>
    • Des Moines [King County]
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      • Des Moines [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
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      • SeaTac [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
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      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
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      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Franklin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>

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.

Adding Franklin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Franklin 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Franklin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2980, Longitude: -121.9590    
<6>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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