|FRANKLIN : www.franklin-in.gov|
|Franklin is a small city which has been described as a pleasant mix of old and new. The city offers a strong manufacturing presence and is home to Franklin College, a small liberal arts school which was founded in 1834 and has over 1,000 students. The majority of the city’s older homes—some of which are beautifully-restored, historic houses—are located in the downtown area, while the newer homes are concentrated on the city's north and east sides. Home prices fall generally between $100,000 and $250,000.|
|Franklin, county seat of Johnson County, is located near the Indianapolis metropolitan area between I-65 and US 31, 20 miles south of Indianapolis and 90 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.|
|POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)
|County :||115,209 - Johnson County|
|Electric :||Duke Energy||800-521-2232|
|Electric :||Johnson County REMC||317-736-6174|
|Water :||Indiana American Water||800-492-8373|
|Facts :||Franklin is governed by a mayor and a 7-member city council elected to 4-year terms. The Johnson County offices are also located in Franklin.|
|Franklin is a full-service city and in addition to the full-time mayor's office and full-time clerk/treasurer's office, the city also maintains all of the following departments: police, fire, public works, planning/economic development, streets and roads, parks and recreation, senior center, city court and a municipal cemetery.|
|Under Indiana law, Franklin is classified as a Class III city, with this classification being based solely on the size of the city's population.|
|Police :||Franklin Police Department - Consists of 40 full-time officers, 5 investigators and 1 evidence technician.||317-736-5111|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Department - based in Franklin at the Johnson County Law Enforcement Center.||317-736-5155|
|Indiana State Police||800-225-8576
|Fire Department :||Franklin Fire Department - Consists of 42 firemen, 10 trucks, 3 ambulances, 2 stations and 1 24-hour EMT.||888-736-3650|
|Post Office :||United States Post Office||1265 N. Main
|Library :||Johnson County Public Library||401 S. State
|Voter Registration :||317-736-3789|
|MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number|
|Local :||Johnson Memorial Hospital||1125 W. Jefferson
|Indianapolis :||Indiana University Hospital||550 University Blvd.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Hospital||2001 W. 86th St.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Women's Hospital -Indianapolis||8111 Township Line Rd.
|Community Hospitals||East: 317-355-1411
|Local :||Daily Journal||317-736-7101|
|Local :||Franklin Township Informer||317-862-1774|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Star||317-444-4000|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Business Journal||317-634-6200|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis International Airport||Call specific airlines|
|SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)|
|Websites :||Department of Education||317-272-2920|
|Facts :||The school system is governed by a 5-member board, elected from 3 districts in the corporation.|
|Websites :||All schools hold a first-class accreditation ranking with the Indiana Department of Education.|
|Elementary :||Creekside Elementary||700 E. St. Rd. 44
|Elementary :||Needham Elementary||1399 Upper Shelbyville Rd.
|Elementary :||Northwood Elementary||965 Grizzly Cub Dr.
|Elementary :||Union Elementary||3990 W. Division Rd.
|Elementary :||Webb Elementary||1400 Webb Ct.
|Middle School :||Custer Baker Middle School||101 W. St. Rd 44
|High School :||Franklin Community High School||625 Grizzly Cub Dr.
|Other :||Franklin College -
A privately endowed, residential, co-educational 4-year liberal arts college.
|Administrative Offices :||317-738-5800|
|Apostolic Gospel||1260 E. Hamilton Ave.
|Faith Missionary Baptist||1349 Graham Rd.
|First Baptist of Franklin||201 E. Jefferson St.
|First Mount Pleasant Baptist||St. Rd. 44 W.
|Franklin Church of the Nazarene||140 W. Branigin Rd.
|Franklin First Assembly||1035 Hospital Rd.
|Franklin Memorial Christian||1720 Graham Rd.
|Friendship Baptist||1600 Westview Rd.
|Good Shepherd Lutheran||1300 S. Morton St.
|Landmark Baptist||PO Box 34
|New Life Baptist Church||751 Nineveh Rd.
|Second Baptist||400 W. Madison St.
|St. Rose of Lima||114 Lancelot Dr.
|Temple Baptist||250 14th St.
|The Franklin Department of Parks & Recreation operates ten parks with facilities for swimming, tennis, horseshoes, and supervised craft and hobby classes. In addition, there are adult softball, soccer, gymnastics, aerobics, and indoor walking program, and a Summer Fun club for kids. Brown County State Park is just 20 miles south of Franklin, and the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area with facilities for camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting is just 10 miles south of Franklin. The Johnson County Historical Museum is located in Franklin and offers seasonal exhibits throughout the year. The Hillview Country Club and the Legends of Indiana golf courses are also located in Franklin.|