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Franklin

FRANKLIN : www.franklin-in.gov
 
OVERVIEW
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.
LOCATION
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)
City : 19,463
County : 115,209 - Johnson County
UTILITIES
Electric : Duke Energy 800-521-2232
Electric : Johnson County REMC 317-736-6174
Gas : Vectren 800-777-2060
Water : Indiana American Water 800-492-8373
Telephone : Sprint 800-552-3616
GOVERNMENT
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.
PUBLIC SERVICES
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
317-897-6220
317-653-4114
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
317-736-6241
Library : Johnson County Public Library 401 S. State
317-738-2833
Voter Registration : 317-736-3789
MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number
Local : Johnson Memorial Hospital 1125 W. Jefferson
317-736-3300
Indianapolis : Indiana University Hospital 550 University Blvd.
317-274-5000
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Hospital 2001 W. 86th St.
317-338-2121 (E)
317-338-2345
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Women's Hospital -Indianapolis 8111 Township Line Rd.
317-415-8111
Community Hospitals East: 317-355-1411
North: 317-621-6262
South: 317-887-7000
NEWSPAPERS
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
AIRPORTS
Indianapolis : Indianapolis International Airport Call specific airlines
SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)
Websites : Department of Education 317-272-2920
Websites : www.fcsc.k12.in.us 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
317-738-5750
Elementary : Needham Elementary 1399 Upper Shelbyville Rd.
317-738-5780
Elementary : Northwood Elementary 965 Grizzly Cub Dr.
317-738-5740
Elementary : Union Elementary 3990 W. Division Rd.
317-422-5223
Elementary : Webb Elementary 1400 Webb Ct.
317-738-5790
Middle School : Custer Baker Middle School 101 W. St. Rd 44
317-738-5840
High School : Franklin Community High School 625 Grizzly Cub Dr.
317-738-5700
Other : Franklin College -
A privately endowed, residential, co-educational 4-year liberal arts college.
317-738-8000
Administrative Offices : 317-738-5800
CHURCHES
Apostolic Gospel 1260 E. Hamilton Ave.
317-738-2632
Faith Missionary Baptist 1349 Graham Rd.
317-736-9276
First Baptist of Franklin 201 E. Jefferson St.
317-736-6753
First Mount Pleasant Baptist St. Rd. 44 W.
317-736-6757
Franklin Church of the Nazarene 140 W. Branigin Rd.
317-738-3355
Franklin First Assembly 1035 Hospital Rd.
317-736-7793
Franklin Memorial Christian 1720 Graham Rd.
317-736-8364
Friendship Baptist 1600 Westview Rd.
317-738-9822
Good Shepherd Lutheran 1300 S. Morton St.
317-736-7849
Landmark Baptist PO Box 34
317-738-9898
New Life Baptist Church 751 Nineveh Rd.
317-738-4643
Second Baptist 400 W. Madison St.
317-738-3078
St. Rose of Lima 114 Lancelot Dr.
317-738-3929
Temple Baptist 250 14th St.
317-736-8345
RECREATION
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.