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Franklin, Louisiana, USA

Franklin, St Mary Parish, LA

Franklin, named for Benjamin Franklin, was founded in 1808 as Carlin's Settlement by French-born pioneer Joseph Carlin and his family. It became the parish seat in 1811 and the town was incorporated in 1820. Though early settlers included French, Acadian, German, Danish and Irish, the town's culture and architecture is heavily influenced by the unusually large numbers of English that chose to settle there after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Numerous large sugar plantations arose in the area, and with the development of steamboating, Franklin became an interior sugar port. Franklin's First United Methodist Church was established in 1806, making it the first Protestant church established in the state of Louisiana.

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    Oaklawn Manor

    "Oaklawn Manor is a plantation house located on the Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States, just outside of Franklin. The house was built by Alexander Porter about 1837. The house is listed on the National Register ... Read MORE...

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    Franklin, a thriving post-town and port of entry, capital of St. Mary's parish, Louisiana, on the right bank of the river Teche, 65 miles by water fro...Read MORE...


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    Franklin, a post-village, capital of St. Mary's parish, La., on the Bayou Teche, 30 miles N.W. of Morgan City, and about 100 miles W. of New Orleans. ...Read MORE...


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    Franklin, a banking post-town, capital of St. Mary parish, La., on the Bayou Teche, 30 miles NW. of Morgan City and about 100 miles W. of New Orleans,...Read MORE...


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Oaklawn Manor

"Oaklawn Manor is a plantation house located on the Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States, just outside of Franklin. The house was built by Alexander Porter about 1837. The house is listed on the National Register ... Read MORE...

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  • 1854 - Franklin
    Franklin, a thriving post-town and port of entry, capital of St. Mary's parish, Louisiana, on the right bank of the river Teche, 65 miles by water... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Franklin
    Franklin, a post-village, capital of St. Mary's parish, La., on the Bayou Teche, 30 miles N.W. of Morgan City, and about 100 miles W. of New Orleans. ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Franklin, a banking post-town, capital of St. Mary parish, La., on the Bayou Teche, 30 miles NW. of Morgan City and about 100 miles W. of New... Read MORE...

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