Towns – Franklin

Franklin Connecticut 06254

Franklin CT Town Travel Business Information

Click for Franklin CT Weather Forecast

Current Weather

New London Connecticut Region MapIn 1659, settlers from Old Saybrook founded a colony in the Mohegan Indian Territory. The original nine-mile tract was purchased from Chief Uncas and his brother Wawequa for 70 English pounds. This area included within its limits the present towns of Norwich, Franklin, Bozrah, Lisbon and Sprague. In 1663, settlement began in the section of Norwich known as “West Farms” and by 1710 there were more than 50 families in the town. In 1716, Norwich granted the people of West Farms permission to form a separate Ecclesiastical Society. At that time, the town included most of the present day town, the western half of the present town of Sprague, and the eastern part of New Concord, afterwards known as Bozrah.

In 1718, on the occasion of the ordination of Rev. Henry Willes, Franklin Congregational Church was organized. It was then decided that schools were also needed and one was built on Meeting House Hill. Due to the New England weather and the importance of the children’s roles in their family farms, school was held six months out of the year. The students who lived distant to the school complained of the lengthy walk to the school. And so, in 1727, the town of Franklin voted in four school districts: Portipaug*, Upper Windham Road, Lower Windham Road and Lebanon Road. But the population was too scanty for the maintenance of separate schools, and the divisions remained inoperative until 1729. At that time, it was decided that the school should travel from district to district, holding classes for six weeks in each. This migratory school proved a complete success. The town of Franklin was incorporated in 1786.

To share any Franklin, CT information with us, please contact us. Learn more about advertising in CTLiving.

Franklin, Connecticut

Incorporated: 1786
County: New London
Franklin, CT Population:
2010: 1,916

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.3711
Longitude: -72.0833

Franklin CT Local Information
Franklin Police Dispatch: 911
Franklin Fire Department: 860-642-7772
Ambulance Service: 911
Town Hall Telephone: 860-642-6055
Franklin Town Hall FAX: 860-642-6606


litchfield county ct hartford county ct tolland county ct windham county ct fairfield county ct new haven county ct middlesex county ct new london county ct

Litchfield County CT Towns & Cities
Bridgewater, Cromwell, Kent, Litchfield
Hartford County CT Towns & Cities
Hartford, New Britain, Suffield, Essex
Tolland County CT Towns & Cities
Andover, Stafford Springs, Mansfield, Tolland, Somers, Storrs, Winfield
Windham County CT Towns & Cities
Canterbury, Essex, Plainfield, Putnam
Fairfield County CT Towns & Cities
Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Newtown
New Haven County CT Towns & Cities
Hamden, New Haven, Seymour, Waterbury
Middlesex County CT Towns & Cities
Cromwell, Essex, Middletown, Old Saybrook
New London County CT Towns & Cities
New London, Ledyard, Norwich, North Stonington, Mystic Village, Old Lyme

Franklin, CT Living Resources

Franklin, CT Airports
Franklin, CT Art Galleries
Franklin, CT Autos
Franklin, CT Camping
Franklin, CT Golfing
Franklin, CT Microbreweries
Franklin, CT Shopping
Franklin, CT Theaters
Franklin, CT Antiques
Franklin, CT Attorneys
Franklin, CT Classifieds
Franklin, CT Hiking
Franklin, CT Inns
Franklin, CT Museums
Franklin, CT Skiing
Franklin, CT Weather
Franklin, CT Apple Orchards
Franklin, CT Attractions
Franklin, CT Beaches
Franklin, CT Dining
Franklin, CT Hotels
Franklin, CT Radio Stations
Franklin, CT State Parks

New London CT
New London County CT Living

inns | hotels | resorts | rentals | attractions | dining | real estate

Inns | Hotels | Resorts | Vacation Rentals | Pet Friendly | Conferences
Camping | Real Estate | Dining | Events | Classifieds

Attractions | Maps | Products | Art | Shopping

New England Towns