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Town of Franklinton, LA
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Welcome to Franklinton!

Welcome to the website for the Town of Franklinton! Known as “The Fair City”, we are located approximately 70 miles north of New Orleans and serve as the parish seat for Washington Parish. Located on the banks of the Bogue Chitto River, Franklinton is home to the country’s largest free fair – the Washington Parish Fair. Held the third week of every October, our fair offers something for everyone.

During summer months, many people enjoy a day of fun-in-the sun by tubing on the Bogue Chitto. The Bogue Chitto State Park is another popular attraction. Located just 6 miles south of Franklinton, the state park is a popular destination for camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Franklinton is also home to The Louisiana Castle, an English Norman Keep Castle replica that hosts many events from weddings to high school proms and other parties. Schedule your event or tour of The Louisiana Castle today!

Franklinton still has its small-town values while offering residents a wonderful place to raise their families. Our growing Industrial Park is home to several manufacturers with room for more. Contact the Franklinton Area Economic Development Foundation for information about bringing your business to Franklinton. We would love to have you in Franklinton to spend a day or a lifetime!

Messages from the Town of Franklinton

Police Announcements for Washington Parish Fair - Monday, October 10, 2016

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Click the link above to read all announcements regarding street closures for the fair parade, the one-way emergency route and several new "No Parking" areas for this year's fair.

Also, be sure and go buy the Police Department before the fair or visit the command post near the front gate to get free ID bracelets for children. Please read the above link for more information on this important issue of child safety.

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Public Notice - Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing of the Town of Franklinton,
La. will be held at its regular meeting place at the Franklinton Municipal Building
301 11th Ave. Franklinton, La. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. to consider
levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or
adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum.  

Website Update - Monday, May 09, 2016

The Town of Franklinton website has information on the majority of its pages. The calendar of events, minutes and agendas section, and other pages are nearing completion. Please look through the website and see what we have to offer. More information coming soon. 

Contact Us

Town Hall

301 11th Avenue

Franklinton, LA 70438

P: (985) 839-3569

F: (985) 839-3552

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