Franklin was founded in 1796 by General William C. Schenck and named for Benjamin Franklin. The city occupies 8.1 square miles in northwest corner of Warren County in southwest Ohio. Franklin is home to approximately 11,000 residents, and is one of the cities in the fasting-growing Cincinnati-Dayton-Springfield corridor.
The city hugs the Great Miami River, which contributed to its history as a paper manufacturer center. Today, Franklin's industrial base is more diversified, thanks to its position along Interstate 75, easy access to other major transportation arteries and the diligence of the City Council, Mayor, and Chamber of Commerce.
Franklin was incorporated in 1814 and assumed city status in 1951. The city operates under a council-manager form of government, with seven at-large council members elected on a non-partisan basis to four-year terms. The council elects one of its members as mayor. Franklin's website is www.FranklinOhio.org
Franklin had one of the first four post offices in Warren County. It was established in 1805. Thomas Jefferson appointed the first post master, John. N.C. Schenck, brother of William C. Schenck. The first post office was in his home. This log cabin, now located on River Street, was entered into the National Register of historic places in 1976.
The city has an active Chamber of Commerce.
City of Franklin (937) 746-9921
Franklin Township Offices (937) 746-2852
The Franklin Public Library (937) 746-2665
Forty Developmental Assets
The Framework of Forty Developmental Assets.
Developmental assets represent the positive relationships, opportunities, skills, and values that promote the positive development of all children and adolescents.
The developmental assets framework grew out of Search Institutes research over the past decade. The theoretical underpinnings of the framework reside in the research pertaining to risk and resiliency, prevention, and health promotion.
See this link for the list of assets: The Search Institute
Social Services Telephone Numbers
Information & Referral
Toll Free Numbers
Franklin Community Services
Warren County Community Services
Warren County Family Abuse Shelter
Department of Human Services
Warren County Mental Health
Community Center on Alcoholism/
Drug Abuse of Warren County
(937) 746-0889 and (513) 423-0876
Warren County Health Department
KIDS Program from birth to 5 years
Vision Warren County
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