The community of Franklin was established in 1872.
Franklin is the county seat of Robertson County and is centrally located among the Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio metroplexes. US79 is the major highway that serves Franklin. Starting near Texarkana, US79 crosses all of East Texas ending in the Austin Metroplex. The central location of Franklin allows the best of both worlds - the shopping and arts offered in large cities and the luxury of quiet country living.
With a population of 1560, the City of Franklin is proud of its exemplary school system and tight knit community. Franklin ISD-2A school rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency in 2009-2010. There are three campuses Roland Reynolds Elementary-Pre-K to 5th grade, Franklin Middle School-6th to 8th grade, Franklin High School-9th to 12th grade.
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Due to to COVID 19 Shelter in place orders, the City election was moved to November 3rd, 2020.