Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - 1854 - Franklin
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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