Strengths & Facilities
Franklin has many residential opportunities available. There are older
homes that can be purchased at very affordable prices and lots for new
construction are available.
location—just off 69 Highway (a major corridor between Kansas City and
Pittsburg, Ks./Joplin, Mo) makes access to larger economic
within a short driving distance.
Department is located less than 2 miles from town. The
service is located at the south end of the community.
Participation is very active. The community council was
October, 2003 shortly after the devastating tornado that
This organization is dealing with the rebuilding issues as well as
looking to the future and planning for an organized involvement in
maintaining the community and it's assets thus making the community a
very desirable location for people looking to relocate. The pride
the community is evident through the large group of volunteers who work
side by side in the rebuilding efforts. A
newsletter is sent to residents to keep them
worked diligently to revitalize the community. A community
being built in the center of town which will beautify the area.
park will include a walking area for seniors, a shelter for picnics and
summer gatherings and a playground for children. Plans also
bocci court and a basketball court. With the help of the State
Forestry department trees were planted the entire length of 69 highway
on Arbor Day, 2004.
The community center is a multi purpose community building which is
available for many uses. It is
for community meetings and gatherings. Many historical artifacts
and papers are
display. Miners Hall Museum is located at the site.
Community Park: The community park is centrally
located. The park includes a walking path, playground area,
covered shelter area adjoined by a built in barbeque pit, bocce court,
horseshoe pit, memorial garden area and large parking area.
was established over 100 years ago (1907). It began as a tiny
mining camp and grew to a thriving small community. The residents
are very aware of the significance that history played in the building
of this community. Residents worked hand in hand to salvage
artifacts from historic buildings so they can be incorporated into the
new structures and the park. "Knowing where we came from helps us to
know where we are going."