Welcome to Franklinton
Welcome to the Town of Franklinton. Town Hall, with all of its services, is readily
accessible to you on this website. It is our goal to develop a comprehensive and
valuable resource for anyone seeking information about our Town. The staff at Town
Hall is always eager to assist you. We strive to make Franklinton a wonderful place
to live, to raise a family, and to do business.
Franklinton is located in Washington Parish approximately 70 miles north of New
Orleans. Although we're one of the fastest growing communities on the Northshore,
we still offer a small town way of living. Larger cities are just a few miles
away. Come visit our downtown shops and eat at our local restaurants to enjoy real
country cooking. Our friendly residents will make you feel right at home.
Franklinton is home to the Washington Parish Fair each October. Itís considered
to be the largest free fair in the country and offers something for people of all
ages. See how the Fairgrounds looked after our December 2008 snow by clicking here.
Bring a canoe or a tube and take a trip down the scenic Bogue Chitto River or visit
the Historic Varnado Store Museum. Franklinton has 10 houses and buildings listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
Whether you plan to visit, raise a family or retire here, Franklinton is a great
place that will meet your needs. We hope this site helps you learn more about Franklinton
and everything it has to offer. If you have more questions donít hesitate to contact
us. We hope youíll visit us soon and enjoy everything Franklinton has to offer you!
Washington Parish Fairgrounds