Place:Franklin (town), Delaware, New York, United States

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NameFranklin (town)
Alt namesFranklin
TypeTown
Coordinates42.333°N 75.15°W
Located inDelaware, New York, United States
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Franklin is a town located in Franklin County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,197.

The Town of Franklin is in southeast part of the county, southeast of the Village of Malone (the county seat). Franklin is in the Adirondack Region of New York State.

History

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The first settlement in the town was Franklin Falls (1827). This community burned in 1852.

The Town of Franklin was founded in 1836 from part of the Town of Bellmont.

The town was used to relocate former slaves, in part the work of Gerrit Smith, an abolitionist, and in part the result of Civil War veterans inviting freed slaves to return home with them.

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