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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Brayden Short

Roads are very bad.

Abby Hueston

1 day ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

This weekend Johnson County will experience another round of snow. Check out this photograph of the Johnson County Courthouse after a snowfall in the 1890's. Stay safe during this weekend of winter weather
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How great is that?! I love seeing historical photos of the place I grew up. I often wish I had lived in those days. Life was simple. There were no complications to do with technology. People had conversations face to face, and children had respect for their elders.

Would love to see this as a print for framing😊

About the same as in the picture.

I’m curious, What did the Courthouse look like in 1958, when I graduated from FHS??

3 days ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Franklin will be celebrating the Arts! Save the date - August 24, 2019!Save the Date! Ethos Celebration of the Arts coming to Downtown Franklin on August 24, 2019!

Discover Downtown Franklin is so excited to announce this brand new event! A huge thank you to the Economic Development Commission, the City of Franklin, and the Johnson County Community Foundation for the grant awards which will help fund this new celebration!

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Franklin will be celebrating the Arts!  Save the date - August 24, 2019!