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Franklin County Courthouse


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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 1871 when the county was formed as county seat was the next line of business. The people of Waterloo (now Bloomington), just to the west of Franklin, decided it would be there. How disappointed the people of Franklin City (now Franklin) must have been, as this was their intention also. Disputes broke out, and records were kept in a store in Franklin City after that. Five years of fighting continued until Bloomington stole the records from Franklin City in the dead of the night, after a rainstorm. Center Creek, which had to be crossed with wagons was nearing flood stage. An accident soon occurred and some records were lost. Franklin still insisted they were the county seat, while Bloomington had the records. It was finally brought to vote, Bloomington remained the county seat until 1920 when another bitter fight ensued with Franklin winning.

The courthouse provides the central location for county offices, is the base for communications base for the County Sheriff's Department, the new 911 Emergency Services, and the Franklin's City Police force.


Address: Downtown Square
15th Avenue and N and O Streets

Come visit us in Franklin, Nebraska

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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

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 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 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

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