Franklin NH | Lifestyle Profile

Franklin, NH Town Profile & Lifestyle Comparison

The city of Franklin was incorporated in 1828 and is situated at the junction of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee Rivers where they meet to form the Merrimack River. Franklin is the location of Daniel Webster’s birthplace. The town was known for a machine-made hosiery mill that used a process developed by the shakers. Franklin Regional Hospital- part of LRGH Healthcare-services a community of approximately 8,763 residents. Webster Lake, the Franklin Greens Golf & Country Club and nearby ski areas provide recreation resources. Franklin’s original mills and downtown district provide shopping, as well as the neighboring town of Tilton with its factory outlet malls at the intersection of Rte. I-93.

Land Area: 27.7 Sq. Mi.

Inland Water Area: 1.5 Sq. Mi.

Schools: Paul Smith Elementary (K-12), Bessi Rowell Elementary School (3-4), Franklin Middle School (5-8), Franklin High School (9-12). There is also a pre-school program.

Town Office: 934-3109

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Public Library: 310 Central Street

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Rec. Facilities: 2 town beaches on Webster Lake, 5 parks (including the River’s Edge skateboard park), the Proulx Community Center, the Franklin Greens Golf & Country Club, the Franklin Footlight Theatre (a community theatre organization) and the Franklin Opera House. Ragged Mt. and Gunstock Ski Areas are nearby.