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"Gem Capital of the World"

Franklin is a town in Macon County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Gov. Jesse Franklin.

The latitude of Franklin is 35.182N. The longitude is -83.381W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,119 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,573.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,534
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Franklin demographic reports
Franklin is on the Little Tennessee River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Folk Festival - July 20-21, 2007
  • Taste of Scotland - June 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Franklin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Nantahala National Forest
Franklin attractions: gem mines
Historic sites and museums: Macon County Historical Museum, Old Jail Museum of Gems & Minerals, Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center, Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum
Quotes:
The first days in Franklin were as good as I'd had.
-- Kate Vaiden
Reynolds Price

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Franklin residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Franklin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Franklin was $15,129, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Franklin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Franklin include Cowee - West's Mill Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Franklin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.


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Libraries in Franklin include Macon County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Franklin include Franklin Press, Macon County News

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Macon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Franklin political report.

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The average commute time for Franklin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Franklin include Comfort Inn Franklin, Days Inn-Franklin, Hampton Inn-Franklin, Microtel Inn and Suites.

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