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Welcome to the Town of Franklinton!

A little about Franklinton:

December 20, 1842 is the date that the Town of Franklinton was first given the status of an incorporated entity by the Legislature of the State of North Carolina.  Originally Franklinton was established as Franklinton Depot in 1839 on land owned by Shemuel Kearney at the intersection of the Raleigh and Gaston railroad line where for many years was known as a rail town and later as a mill town.  The old train depot remains one of the Town's most recognizable landmarks.  The name of our Town, Franklinton, was named after Benjamin Franklin.

Franklinton is located at the junction of US 1 and NC 56 Highways, just 25 miles northeast of Raleigh.  As of the 2010 census, there are 2,023 people, 876 households, and 551 families residing in-town.

Franklinton, once home to cotton, textile and hosiery mills, still retains the small town southern charm of its former glory days.  Main Street remains intact and still retains much of the character and architecture found in its turn-of-the-century commercial buildings.  Home of the Red Rams, Franklinton boasts both an elementary school and a middle school.  Spreading out from downtown you will find quiet neighborhoods featuring fine old homes, bungalows, and mill houses.

Free COVID Testing

Free COVID Testing this Tuesday at 9 am. Must reserve your spot by calling ahead.