Introduction to Franklin, New Hampshire
Franklin was founded in 1764 as Pemigewasset Village. The city is located at the junction of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesauke rivers. It adopted its current name in 1820 in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was incorporated as a town in 1828 and reincorporated as a city in 1895.
Franklin and nearby Attractions
- White Mountains National Forest
- Sargent Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Daniel Webster Birthplace
- Ahern State Park
- Mojalaki Golf Club
Things To Do In Franklin
Franklin offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city is home to the Historic Birthplace of Daniel Webster, which provides a glimpse of the early years of his life as well as farm life during the 1700’s. Franklin’s upside down covered bridge, the Sulphite Bridge, is also a major tourist attraction.
Airport transportation is available from Manchester Airport.
Franklin Higher Education
Plymouth State College, New Hampshire College, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire are the local centers of higher education.