Introduction to Franklin, Wisconsin
Franklin, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is located 9 miles S of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 12 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are approximately 29,494 people in the city.
Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It was originally a part of the Town of Kinnickinnic. It was established as a township in 1841. For more than 100 years, it remained a rural town. Franklin was incorporated as a city on August 15, 1956. The city is located in Milwaukee County, which was established in 1834.
Franklin and nearby Attractions
- Oakwood Golf Course
- Wehr Nature Center
- Mitchell Gallery of Flight
- East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
- Richard Bong State Recreation Area
- Racine Art Museum
Things To Do In Franklin
While staying in Franklin the historic buffs should visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, Charles Allis Art Museum, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, and East Troy Electric Railroad Museum. The Oakwood Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Mud Lake and Koepmier Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. One can even plan a day trip to the Richard Bong State Recreation Area.
General Mitchell International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.
Franklin Higher Education
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Marquette University are in the neighborhood.