Amazon Army
Centennial "2007"
Community Events (Past & Present)-lots of photos!!
Community Information
Endowment Fund
Fire Station (RFD #2)
Franklin Community Council, Inc.
Franklin News & Obituaries (1900 to present)
Gifts, Mementos and Lasting Tributes   
Historic Sites
History   (Photos  & Stories of Businesses, Churches, Families, Schools & Community  Memories & Historic Milestones) Historic Franklin Sidewalk & Nationally Known Amazon Army March
Lifelong Friends
 Mystery  (Help us solve this- See one possible solution)
National & State Historic Site
Needs of the Community & how you can help
Our Friends   (See those who have helped)
Polka Parties
Sewer Project
Storm Siren
Tornado of 2003
Welcome Sign

Franklin, Kansas  66735
Franklin began as a mining community in the early 1900s.  It is located just off Highway 69 Bypass which is a major corridor between Kansas City and Pittsburg, Ks./Joplin, Mo.   Franklin offers residents, visitors and businesses a clean, friendly, small town environment with a moderate climate.  It is a short drive to a major state university and shopping centers.  

located at
Franklin Community Center &
Heritage Museum

The Smithsonian comes to
Franklin, Kansas
Read about all the games, contests, special exhibits, programs, etc.

National and State Historic Site
Franklin Sidewalk

What do Paul Newman (noted actor & director) and Joan Hornig (New York Jewelry Designer) have to do with Franklin?
Find out here
Amazon Army

Read more about the nationally known
Amazon Army March which began in Franklin.
The Amazons were a finalist in the 8 Wonders of Kansas/People Contest.

Amazon Army Web pages and information contributed by Linda Knoll

Read about the Kansas State Historical Society
visit to Franklin

Every Thursday at 4 pm at
Franklin Community Park
  Thanks to Live Well Crawford County
for supporting our Farmers Market.

Community Park
Thanks to the Pritchett Foundation and Live Well Crawford County
for supporting our Community Park.

Send donations (no matter how large or small) for
our ongoing upkeep, maintenance and programs to:
P.O. Box 43
Franklin, Ks. 66735

All donations are tax deductible

Visit the Travel Kansas website for statewide attractions and activities.

Visit the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau website for information on local attractions and activities. 

Franklin celebrated its 100th birthday with a week-end celebration June 23-24, 2007. 
If you were unable to attend this celebration be sure to order your DVD which includes a segment of historic photos and a narrative about the community.  Also available are other centennial collectibles.
See photos & stories about the centennial.

Guest Book
Due to the high volume of spam I am unable to leave the guestbook open.              View the guestbook.  
Please send an e-mail if you would like to add an entry to our guestbook  for others to see.    We'd love to hear from those who enjoy our website.

This website is dedicated to those who have made Franklin their home through the years and to rebuilding Franklin after the devastating tornado that struck May 4, 2003.   There were approximately 217 families in Franklin with a population of about 476.   Approximately 1/3 of the homes were completely destroyed by the storm as well as many more sustaining major and minor damage.    The tornado came directly through the middle of the town destroying the U.S. Post Office and the Community Center along with the homes.   Please read about the spirit of the community and their rebuilding efforts.


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