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Incorporated Date: 
December 26, 1831
Total Area: 
3.4 sq mi
Contact Information
118 Davis Rd.
Franklin, GA 30217
Phone Number: 
(706) 675-6623
Fax Number: 
(706) 675-8736
Email Address: 

The city of Franklin began as a village around 1770, but did not become a city, and county seat of Heard County, until December 26, 1831.

The Heard County Historical Center and Museum, built in 1912, is the headquarters for the Historical Society. The history of the county is depicted in periodically changing exhibits.

Special events that take place in Franklin include the Taste of Chattahooche Christmas and Torch the Town Again.