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Franklin

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Franklin
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
29
Year Established:
1716
Year Incorporated:
1786
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall, 7 Meeting House Hill Road, North Franklin 06254
860-642-7352 x18
8:30am-3:00pm Monday-Thursday
6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday
Web Address:
http://franklinct.com/

History Brief:
In 1659 the General Court in Hartford granted a petition from inhabitants of Saybrook to begin a Plantation in Mohegin (Upper Norwich). In 1663 land was parceled out to occupants of the Town Plot in Norwich. On 19 September 1716, the people of Norwich agreed to let the West Farmers be a separate Society and a church was organized on January 4, 1718. West Farms Society was incorporated in 1786 as the towns of Franklin, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, and Bozrah. A portion of Franklin was incorporated into the town of Sprague in 1861. Town vital records begin 1786. Barbour collection records cover 1786-1850.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Place of the Seven Hills

Name:West Farms Society
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Norwich
 
Population (6)
Year:1800
Population:1210

Year:1850
Population:895

Year:1900
Population:546

Year:1950
Population:727

Year:2000
Population:1835

Year:2010
Population:1922
 
Founding Families (9)
Surname:Ayer

Surname:Downer

Surname:Hartshorn/e

Surname:Hyde

Surname:Kingsbury

Surname:Ladd

Surname:Mason

Surname:Rudd

Surname:Tracy
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:Gager/Gagertown Cemetery
Location:Ward LN, North Franklin
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=2142146

Name:Great Pine Swamp Cemetery
Location:off Plains RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2415607

Name:Pautipaug Cemetery
Location:Pond RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=103574

Name:Plains/Franklin Plains Cemetery
Location:Under-The-Mountain RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103586

Name:Smallpox Cemetery
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2393704&CScn=smallpox&CScntry=4&CSst=8&
 
Churches (1)
Name:Franklin Congregational Church
Location:31 Meetinghouse Hill RD
Website:www.franklinchurchct.com/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (3)
Name:Franklin Station

Name:North Franklin

Name:Smith Corner
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:LaFayette S. Foster
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (1)
Name:Franklin Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:206 Pond RD, North Franklin
Website:www.franklinschoolct.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Janice Carlson Calvert Library
Type:Current
Location:5 Tyler DR
Website:calvertlibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Records of the Congregational Church Franklin Connecticut, infra
Date Published:1938
Publisher:infra
Description:1718-1860 and a Record of Deaths in the Norwich Eighth Society 1763, 1778, 1782 1784-1802, published jointly by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Connecticut and the Society of the Founders of Norwich, Connecticut. Printed in Hartford, Connecticut by the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. Compiled from records of Edwin A. Hill, PhD

Name:The Celebration of the One Hundred and Fifthieth Anniversary, infra
Author:Franklin Congregational Church
Date Published:1869
Publisher:Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, New Haven
Description:of the Congregational Church and Society in Franklin Connecticut, October 14, 1868. Browseable online at search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16163&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0002530104&o_lid=0002530104&o_sch=Affiliate+External
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Anne B. Ayer
Contact Data:44F Ayer Road
Franklin, CT 06354
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1786-present
Marriage:1786-present
Death:1786-present
 





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