Live, Work, and Play for a Lifetime!

Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

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17 hours ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Holiday Lighting - Dec. 1st!!! The 2018 Franklin Holiday Lighting is coming up! Check out below for a schedule of the entire day!

A special thanks to Fletcher Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for being this year's Event Sponsor!
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🎄 Holiday Lighting - Dec. 1st!!! 🎄


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3 days ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Partnering with our community in an effort to support our Seniors Citizens in need.

What a great collaborative effort with Kroger Marketplace in Franklin, the Johnson County Senior Services staff and our very own Franklin Police Department.

A big thank you to Officer Floyd for helping to organize and everyone that was involved in making this donation to the Senior Services Center possible.

At the Franklin Police Department, WE believe in partnership & collaboration with our community.
#changeandprogress #communitypartnershipwins #fpdisallin
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4 days ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Four Northwood students were excited to go to the Franklin Police Dept today for their first day of Study Connection! Many thanks to Chief of Police, Kirby Cochran and the other officers for partnering with us to mentor our students. ... See moreSee less

4 days ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Franklin Community High School's Rotary Interact Club will be hosting a Thanksgiving Kids' Social this Saturday 11/17 from noon-2 p.m. at our Franklin Branch - Johnson County Public Library. Bring your kids to get into the Thanksgiving spirit with fun games, crafts and much, much more! #holidaysatJCPL ... See moreSee less