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The population of Franklin is approximately 7,329 (1990), 6545 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,430 (1990), 2874 (2010).

The amount of land area in Franklin is 11.802 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.213 sq kilometers.
The distance from Franklin to Washington DC is 231 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Franklin is positioned 41.39 degrees north of the equator and 79.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Franklin location: in northwestern Pennsylvania on the Allegheny River, 16 miles north of Interstate 80. This page gives maps and directions for Franklin.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Franklin is seasonal. Here is a Weather page for Franklin, PA
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Franklin history:

The Franklin area was an important spot during the French and Indian War. The French sent a group here in 1753 to build a fort after taking claim of the area. Young George Washington was sent to warn the French that they needed to leave as they were trespassing on British land. Of course, they didn't listen and built Fort Machault in open defiance. They grouped here in preparation for an attack on Fort Pitt and to reclaim Fort Duquesne for their homeland of France. Before the attacks began, the French were warned that their forts along the Great Lakes were being attacked by the British. Their plans changed as they went north to fortify their other holdings and to protect Fort Niagara. They burned the fort and all the supplies before leaving.

After the French left, the British came in and built another fort. It was destroyed in 1763 in a surprise attack during Pontiac's uprising. Finally, Fort Franklin, an American fort, was built in 1787. A large area was set aside by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the city of Franklin. Andrew Ellicott was the man in charge. He was the one who had surveyed the site of Washington, D.C.

Once Colonel Edwin Drake discovered oil in Titusville, the entire area began an oil boom. Franklin is a small, rural town, which is also the county seat of Venango County.
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Franklin attractions:

Many wonderful, stately homes may be found in Franklin, representing every major architectural style used in the area for a hundred year period ending in 1930. The Historic District is registered in the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Applefest

St. John's Episcopal Church
A special feature of the church are the 30 Tiffany stained glass windows.
To arrange tours, please phone the church office between 9 AM and Noon on weekdays at 814/432-5161.

DeBence Antique Music World
more than 100 antique automated music machines from the Gay Nineties and Roaring Twenties.

The Barrow-Civic Theatre

The Silver Cornet Band - a tradition since 1856

To learn about Franklin Festivals and Events contact us at:
Phone: 814-432-7138
Fax: 814-437-1119

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