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Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, USA
Franklin is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the county seat of Venango County.

The city's namesake is Benjamin Franklin. wikipedia

"Franklin, a thriving post-borough, capital of Venango county, Pennsylvania, on the right bank of French creek, immediately above its entrance into the Alleghany river, 212 miles W. N. W. from Harrisburg, and 68 miles N. from Pittsburg. It is the southern terminus of a canal extending to Meadville. Small steamboats ply between this town and Pittsburg. Franklin contains a court house, 1 or 2 academies, and 2 newspaper offices; and has bridges across the river and creek. Fort Franklin was erected on this site in 1787: the town was laid out in 1795. Population in 1850, 936; in 1853, about 1200."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.


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  • News  1870 - FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT FRANKLIN! FALL OF THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE. SEVERAL LIVES LOST. DESTRUCTION OF THE MARSHALL HOUSE.
    About half past eleven o'clock yesterday morning, a fire broke out in the Marshall House, situated at the Franklin end of the Suspension Bridge at... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Hotel Fire Results in Bridge Disaster
    A hotel at Franklin, Pa., was burned the other day, and the flames set fire to the wood work of a wire bridge over the Allegheny river, and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - OIL REFINERY FIRE.
    Franklin, Pa., Oct. 13. - An oil fire at the Eclipse refinery, Franklin, information of which appeared in the Herald of yesterday, was reported last... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Franklin, a city, the capital of Venango co., Pa., Is situated on the Alleghany River, at the mouth of French Creek, and on the Alleghany Valley, the ... Read MORE...

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