About Franklin

Located adjacent to Norwich on the northeast, the Town of Franklin was originally settled in 1663 as part of the then much larger community of Norwich. Franklin was incorporated in 1786 as its own town. Today, the community of 20 square miles and 1,900 residents is still largely rural but the town’s outlook is optimistic and challenging. A balance between homes and businesses is planned to maintain a level tax base. Growth has been gradual and there is a strong commitment to maintaining the town’s rural character, while encouraging appropriate residential, commercial and industrial development on available sites within the town limits.


To reach Franklin from I-395 take exit 13B onto Rte. 2 towards Hartford. Take exit 25 and travel north on Rte. 32 for approximately 4 miles. Turn left on Meetinghouse Hill Rd.

To New London: 20 miles
To Boston: 103 miles
To Hartford: 41 miles
To Providence: 53 miles

Town Hall Hours

7 Meeting House Hill Road
Franklin, Ct 06254

(860) 642-6055
(860) 642-6606 Fax

The Town Clerk and First Selectman’s Office are open from 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday and 6pm to 8pm on Tuesdays.

AdvanceCT Town Profile Data Sheet