Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - 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 Erie and other railroads, 9 miles SW. of Oil City. Franklin contains a court-house, oil-refineries, machine-shops, etc., and has manufactures of iron-goods, boilers, steel-castings, oil-well supplies, bricks, and lumber. The growth of the city has been largely determined by its position as the centre of the chief oil region of the state. Natural gas is also abundant. The city occupies the site of the French Fort Venango, built in 17&3. Pop. in 1900, 7317.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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