Histories & Talks

A Concise History of Franklin Township

The highlights of Franklin's history and development.

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?

The History and Changing Landscape of Franklin Township

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

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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