Franklin is a quaint little town with a great quality of life, full of history, dating back to the late 1700ís. Named after the great statesman, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, the town prides itself with its strong dedication to education. To show his appreciation, Dr. Franklin gifted 116 books to the town who is turn lent them to the residents free of charge. Thus, the first United State Public Library was established in November 1790.
The town houses one preschool, six elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and a vocational high school. Dean College, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School also make their home here.
While the town has a pro business environment it is predominantly a manufacturing town. It is home to dozens of research and development companies. Located within 30 miles of New Englandís three largest cities, Boston, Providence and Worcester, with access to all the major roadways connecting them, the Town of Franklin has the suburban feel while enjoying the big city appeal. The commuter rail system, with two stations in Franklin, makes it easy getting in and out of the city.