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Franklin, Nebraska

Franklin, Nebraska

Welcome to Franklin - where the "good life" could have originated. Friendliness is a trait common to all and you are a stranger to none. Fun can be found by all who visit, whether it be winter or summer; relaxing or recreation.

Winter activities include a visit to the Franklin County Museum, enjoying a movie at the newly remodeled Rosebowl Theatre, browsing through the library or art gallery. Main street offers shopping where you'l find anything from antiques to zippers!

Warmer months offer a variety of activities to keep everyone busy. The City Park houses a sand volleyball court, lighted basketball and tennis courts, and a dip in the pool to cool off. Or relax and enjoy a picnic at one of two shelter-houses located in the park. If that isn't enough, play a round of golf at the Franklin Country Club, a challenging 9-hole course with grass greens and watered fairways. If golf's not your game, head to the Republican River for tubing, canoeing, and fishing.

Franklin, in addition to county government, has groceries, pharmacies, clothing, gift, and jewelry stores, garages and service stations, repairmen, lawyers, accountants, bank and savings institutions, golf and country club, racket ball, tennis, a swimming pool, senior center and community services able to supply almost anything. We have our own power, light, water, and sewage treatment plant. We are proud to have one of the best volunteer fire and emergency organizations in the state. We also have some very talented people living here. Someone in the community can meet almost any need you can imagine.

Fact is, it would be possible to be born in our hospital, go to nursery school, grade school, high school, and college (through the college extension classes at our school), find a job, pay taxes, get married in our of our churches, attend almost any type entertainment, rear a family, retire to our Golden Age Village, be cared for at Franklin Nursing Center, receive final care at our funeral home, and be buried in Greenwood Cemetery, with your head stone purchased locally and never have to leave town for anything unless you so chose. Franklin is a very complete town, that is, unless you happen to have poor eyesight. We don't have an eye doctor!

Franklin is a progressive community, and is a consistent winner in the Nebraska Community Program (NCIP). A class IV community (1,000 - 1,500), Franklin received First Place in 1992, Third Place in 1993, and also received two other special awards for community improvement.

We are indeed blessed in Franklin, Nebraska. It is, and will continue to be, a very special place to live.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Franklin Country Club

Franklin is fortunate to have a beautiful 9-hole, grass green golf course with watered fairways. Green fees are very reasonable and cart rental is available. A modern clubhouse is available for anyone's comfort, offering showers, beverages and food during your golf outing.

Franklin, NE Golf Courses

Franklin County Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1925, and stands as a significant marker of a long county seat feud between Bloomington and Franklin which was not finally resolved until 1925, as the new building was built in Franklin. In 187

Franklin, NE Historic Courthouses

Rose Bowl Theater

The newly renovated Rose Bowl Theatre draws visitors to Franklin every weekend. Movies are shown four times a week, Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 5:00 and 8:00 pm, and Monday at 8:00 pm.

Franklin, NE Theatres

Franklin Academy

Franklin County is rich in its cultural achievements. In 1880, Franklin was chosen as a site for one of few Academies in Nebraska. Franklin's City Park is now located where the Academy once stood.

Franklin, NE National Register

Franklin County Museum

The Franklin County Museum, bursting with history, is operated by the Franklin County Historical Society. It occupies two large buildings with a spacious parking lot.

Franklin, NE Museums

Things to do near Franklin, NE

O'Fallon's Bluff

Conestoga wagons on the Oregon Trail were forced to follow a very narrow trail between the bluff and the Platte River. ...