Histories & Talks

A Concise History of Franklin Township

The highlights of Franklin's history and development.

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How Two Deadbeats Helped Name Franklin Township, or Did Ben Franklin Seize Your House and Farm?

Did Ben Franklin really own land here, and if so, where and why?

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The History and Changing Landscape of Franklin Township

A longer, more detailed history of the Township and region.

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Snapshot Histories

The Alexanders: Early Settlers (pdf)

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Franklin's Mill Heritage (pdf)

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The George Kemble House (pdf)

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Life on the Ford Farm (pdf)

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Mail-Order Houses (pdf)

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The Mason Dixon Line (pdf)

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Mt. Olivet School and Church (pdf)

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One-Room Schoolhouses (pdf)

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The Real Elbow of Elbow Lane (pdf)

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The Township's Historical Survey (pdf)

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