Introduction to Franklin, Louisiana
Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The city was founded in 1808 and was then named as Carlin’s Settlement. It became a parish seat in 1811. Franklin was incorporated in 1820. The city became an interior sugar port with the development of steamboating and the emergence of large sugar plantations in the area.
Franklin and nearby Attractions
- Old City Market
- Grevemberg House Museum
- Broussard-Harris Park
- St Mary Parish Museum
- Blakesley Shopping Center
Things To Do In Franklin
Tourists in Franklin love to hang around at the Old City Market as well as Blakesley Shopping Center. One can also visit the Saint Marys Episcopal Church. The local parks come with a range of recreational facilities. Some of them are the Broussard - Harris Park and Caffery Park. The St Mary Parish Museum and Grevemberg House Museum are idael destinations for the history lovers. The city also hosts festivals such as the Mardi Gras and the Harvest Moon Festival every year.
Air transport facilities are available at Acadiana Regional Airport.
Franklin Higher Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, Southern University and A & M College, and Southeastern Louisiana University are the centers of higher education.