Franklin in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Franklin Historic District
Pioneer Historic Byway
In the typical Mormon community pattern, settlers laid out wide streets. Lots were large enough to accommodate a garden, barn, and outbuildings. Space was reserved for a central town square which today is the Franklin City Park. These early pioneers believed they were still in Utah. It was not until 1872 that an official boundary survey established the Idaho-Utah border a mile south of Franklin.
The settlement was established in response to Brigham Young's dream of a Mormon empire in the West. During this period scores of families were sent out of Salt Lake City in all directions to establish communities and settle the country. In 1862,
Location. 42° 1.039′ N, 111° 48.046′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Main Street near 1st Street East, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 East Main Street, Franklin ID 83237, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ZCMI Co-op Building (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Relic Hall - 1937 (a few steps from this marker); FCMI Store 1858 (a few steps from this marker); Hatch House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo Hill Hatch & John Doney Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin's Pioneer School House 1860 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace of Samuel P. Cowley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort of Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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