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Welcome to Franklin ...

The town of Franklin is located in Pendleton County and is the County Seat for Pendleton County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Franklin has a population of 651 people<2> (see below for details).

Franklin is 1,780 feet [543 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Franklin: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Franklin: 26807<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 721 people (which is 9.37% of the total population of Pendleton County). This makes Franklin the county's most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.04% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 721 people, the population of Franklin decreased 9.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 797 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 651 people. This is a decrease of 9.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.32% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

While we believe that this Franklin is located in Pendleton County, we know of another 2 West Virginia communities named Franklin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Brooke and Marshall County.

Beyond West 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, Virginia (3), Washington and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Franklin.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklin. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Franklin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Circleville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the West (W) of Franklin

Harper   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Franklin

Brushy Run   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the North (N) of Franklin

Onego   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Franklin

Briery Branch   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Franklin

Located in Rockingham County (VA)

Monterey   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Franklin

Located in Highland County (VA)

Ottobine   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Franklin

Located in Rockingham County (VA)

Harman   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Franklin

Located in Randolph County

Fulks Run   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the East (E) of Franklin

Located in Rockingham County (VA)

Stokesville   [Map]

Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Franklin

Located in Augusta County (VA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Franklin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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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 town'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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 town (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 (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 for our own planning, 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: 38.6476, Longitude: -79.3296     [Map].






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