Live, Work, and Play for a Lifetime!
Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. 
Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

Upcoming Events


City of Franklin Facebook Link City of Franklin Twitter Link

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government shared Lauren Casey - RTV6's Soup for the Soul in downtown Franklin.

Lauren Casey - RTV6
A Franklin favorite gives back! Thank you, Gigi's Sugar Shack Café for offering Soup for the Soul!
... See moreSee less

LOVE this concept in City of Franklin, Indiana - Government at local bakery and café -- Gigi's Sugar Shack Café "Soup for the Soul" is available daily for anyone who is in need of a warm meal for free - no questions asked! And customers who visit can donate and even round up their bill to help sustain this effort. It is always good to have a local feature on our weekly "Good News Friday" segment :)

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government added 4 new photos.

Lots of paving going on around the city! We hope you enjoy your weekend Franklin!
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Indiana Department of Transportation for their Community Crossings matching grant funds! We know it wasn't easy reviewing the 2,000+ applications and determining the level of award for each entity. You have truly blessed this community! #communitycrossings

2017 Community Crossing Matching Grant Program
$150+ million total award
$2.8+ million awarded to Johnson County entities
$602,894.90 awarded to City of Franklin
... See moreSee less

View on Facebook