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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A big THANK YOU to Gigi's Sugar Shack Café for our sweet surprise! Make sure to stop in their café to get your donut fix! ... See moreSee less

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Attention! If you are looking for public parking in Downtown Franklin, to visit the local shops and restaurants, look no further! Follow these directions - this parking lot is a great option if you are coming from 65! From E. King St: Turn left onto S. Milford Dr. Turn right onto Jefferson St. Turn right onto Forsythe St. Turn left onto King St. Turn left onto Hurricane St. (currently a two-way street) At the end of Hurricane is the parking lot! Salvage Sisters' Antique Market Thanks for The Thyme Eclectic Jade Blackbird Nest Farm Girl Mercantile Boujie Biscuit Hoosier Cupboard Candy, Snacks and Ice Cream

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We are excited to announce our partnership with the Johnson County Community Foundation on their Giving Day! Please consider donating to these wonderful organizations on June 21st! See below for more information.
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JCCF Giving Day to support seven local nonprofit with $60,000 match. Learn more here:

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Do you volunteer at downtown events or are you interested in volunteering? This is a great chance to meet Discover Downtown Franklin's new Executive Director, Emily Snyder!
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Downtown Franklin Businesses and Discover Downtown Franklin Volunteers you are invited to meet the new Executive Director: Emily Snyder! It will be held at Shale Creek Brewing on April 17. Can't wait to see you all there!

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