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Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Franklin, Massachusetts, USA? 

Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Franklin was first settled by Europeans in 1660 and was officially incorporated during the American Revolution. The town was formed from the western part of the town of Wrentham on February 16, 1778; its designated name at incorporation was to be Exeter. However, the town chose to be called Franklin in honor of the statesman Benjamin Franklin, the first municipality in the United States to be so named.wikipedia



Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - Universalist Church, School St., Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Universalist Church, School St., Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - Crescent House, Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Crescent House, Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - Thayer School and Baptist Church, Franklin, Mass.
Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Thayer School and Baptist Church, Franklin, Mass.

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1737 - On December 23rd, Governor Jonathan Belcher signed papers giving legal existence to the West Precinct of Wrentham, later to become Franklin.

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1778 - (Franklin) On Mar 2nd, the West Precinct of Wrentham officially became an independent town.
The name for the new town would be Exeter. The treaty of France, a project Ben Franklin had been...Read MORE...

1786 - A donation of books from Ben Franklin to act as the start of a Franklin town library arrived in Franklin.

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1795 - In January a committee in Franklin was chosen to locate new schoolhouses and six districts were laid out,

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1845. FRANKLIN. [Pop. 1,717. Inc. 1778.]
Before its incorporation, Franklin was a part of Wrentham.

It was named after Dr....Read MORE...

1848 - Franklin
FRANKLIN was set off from Wrentham, in 1737. as a distinct parish, and incorporated as a town by...Read MORE...

1859
FRANKLIN, a township of Norfolk co., in the state of Massachusetts, 31 m. SSW of Boston, watered by ...Read MORE...

News  1880 - Beet Sugar Company
A beet sugar company has been formed at Franklin, Mass., and the machinery is already ordered. The...Read MORE...

Franklin Massachusetts, 1890
Franklin is a progressive and pleasant town lying in the southwest part of Norfolk County, 27 miles ...Read MORE...

News  1900 - CHURCH BURNED.
Franklin, Mass., June 27 - St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the largest structures in town, was...Read MORE...

1916
Franklin, a banking post-village in Franklin township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York,...Read MORE...

News  1954 - FIVE TRAPPED CHILDREN DIE DURING FIRE. PERISH IN FARM HOUSE BEDROOM; FATHER SAVES MOTHER AND YOUNGEST INFANT.
Franklin, Mass., (AP) - Five helpless children, trapped in their bedroom by flames, died a few...Read MORE...

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