Introduction to Franklin Square, New York
Franklin Square, New York is 3 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 16 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Nassau county. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area. The population of Franklin Square is 29,342.
Franklin Square History
Franklin Square was founded in 1870 by farmer and businessman Andrew Hoffman. It is a census-designated hamlet in Nassau County, which itself was formed in 1899. The area was initially inhabited by Native Americans. Franklin Square is located within the Town of Hempstead, which includes more than 20 incorporated villages and around 35 unincorporated hamlets.
Franklin Square and nearby Attractions
- Valley Stream State Park
- Long Island Children's Museum
- Belmont Park race track
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
- Bronx Zoo
Things To Do In Franklin Square
You can visit the Averill Boulevard Park, Eisenhower Park, Rath Park and Cantiague Park while staying in Franklin Square. The Queens County Farm Museum is also very close to the hamlet. You can also visit the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, Prospect Park Zoo, Children's Museum of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
Franklin Square Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
Franklin Square Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are close by.