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Did you know that Franklin was named after Benjamin Franklin?
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#1 Thing to do: Johnson County Museum of History
#2 Thing to do: Hillview Country Club
#3 Thing to do: Jeff Street Lounge
Fun Fact: In the 1920s, the town became nationally famous because of the outstanding athletic achievements of the local high school basketball team. The team became known as the “Franklin Wonder Five”.
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Franklin is a beautiful city located in Johnson County and it also has the role of being the seat of the county. Franklin can be visited in the state of Indiana, United States of America. The name of the town was given in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The name of the college in town, one of the greatest attractions, was also given in his honor. Franklin currently has a population of 24.000 people, living on an area of 11 square miles. If you want to visit Franklin, you should know what famous people are native of the town or still reside here: Anthony J. Bryan, historian of Japan and translator, actor Hal Fryar, actress Marjorie Main, Jon Schaffer, leader of the Iced Earth band and basketball players Gene White and Fuzzy Vandivier.
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Franklin College is a private college located in Franklin Indiana. Thanks to the low number of students - approximately 1000, the quality of the educational act is ensured. The college was founded in 1834 and it was the first in Indiana to admit women - in 1842. Nowadays, the college is home to five fraternities - Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Delta Rho, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Lambda Chi Alpha - and three sororities - Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Delta Delta and Pi Beta Phi.
Aircraft Theater is a classic movie theater built in 1922 in Art Deco style, originally used for vaudeville and silent movies. Nowadays, the theater is only used on weekends to show classic movies, in order to raise money for the rehabilitation of the building. The theater is also a community center and is used as a venue for special events - foreign films, concerts and movie festivals held in Franklin Indiana.
The City Hall is a colonial revival style building since 1936, raised with the purpose of being the post office. Louis A. Simon is the architect of this beautiful building that is worth seeing and that eventually became the city hall of Franklin Indiana.