to our Community
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Great Plains of
America’s Midwest near the Republican River, Franklin is
a city surrounded by verdant farmland, native prairie,
springs and creeks lined with massive walnuts, elms and
cottonwoods where good old fashion home town values
At the same time, Franklin is ‘business
friendly?and has the modern technology for
telecommuting professionals, entrepreneurs and
home-based businesses with high-speed wireless and DSL
internet access, cell phone service and shipping
services, all without the noise, crime, traffic jams and
pollution of the big cities.
Named after Ben Franklin and settled by
pioneers, this is the true home where the buffalo roam
and the land of the Pawnee. Some of the finest hunting
to be found is right here, along with some of the most
impressive migratory bird routes for geese, cranes and
ducks which number in the tens of thousands in flocks
that stretch as far as the eye can see.
So Welcome to Franklin! Browse our
website and get to know us a little better, then give us
a visit and enjoy the Heartland of America. You’ll be
This is Husker Country
The entire Franklin community and
the whole State of Nebraska are filled with football
fans, especially of the University of Nebraska
Cornhuskers. Go Big Red! You won’t find
more excitement or enthusiasm for football in general
and specifically for The Big 12 Conference and the
competitiveness and rivalry that it brings each and
A Brief Lesson in History
brief history lesson about the Franklin Academy (1881 -
1922) will help explain one of the key factors
contributing to the long term success of the City of
Franklin (founded in 1870). As important as the arrival
of the railroad or being the county seat of Franklin
County, the Franklin Academy helped put the City of
Franklin in a position of dominance over rival towns in
the south central part of the State of Nebraska.
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Franklin County Memorial Hospital
Serving the area since 1952 with quality medical
services and our new $4.1 Million expansion will offer
State Farm Insurance
Providing Insurance and Financial Services
P.O. Box 264
Franklin, NE 68939
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