Franklin, MA

Franklin, MA

Home to the First Public Library in the Country

Franklin is a town located in Norfolk County.  The town has a total area of 27.0 square miles.  Most of Franklin lies within the Charles River watershed.

The town’s public library is the first public library in the United States with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin in 1790.

Franklin Public Schools has six elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. Franklin is also home to Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School and one charter school (Grades K – 8).  Furthermore, the town is also home to Dean College, founded in 1865, a private residential college. The college grants associate degrees in a number of subjects and also offers bachelor’s programs in Arts and Entertainment Management, Psychology, Sociology, History, English, Business, Marketing, and many more programs.

Franklin has easy access to major cities like Boston and Providence with its two exits along I-495 at Route 140 and King Street. In addition, commuter rail service from Boston’s South Station is provided by the MBTA with Forge Park/495 and Franklin/Dean College stops on its Franklin Line.