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(4.6/5 based on 55 reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: nightlife, museums
Franklin is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 23,712 at the 2010 census. Located about 20 miles south of Indianapolis, the city is the county seat of Johnson County. The site of Franklin College, the city attracts numerous regional sports fans for the college teams, as well as audiences for its art events.HistoryFranklin was platted in 1823. It was named after Benjamin Franklin. The Franklin post office was established in 1824.GeographyFranklin is located at , 20 miles south of Indianapolis and 90mi north of Louisville, Kentucky, on I-65 and U.S. 31.According to the 2010 census, Franklin has a total area of 13.01sqmi, all land.There are three small waterways in Franklin: Canary Creek and Hurricane Creek flow into Young's Creek. These creeks flood frequently. Their small floodplain has been adapted as the basis of Franklin's green walkways and parks, which extend the entire length of the town. Hurricane Creek empties into Young's Creek in Province Park, downtown, which flows into the Big Blue River farther South. A buried stream, Roaring Run, flows beneath Franklin. In the June 2008 Midwest floods, all of these streams overflowed, damaging or destroying more than 100 houses throughout Franklin, including some entire neighborhoods.
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