Welcome to the Borough of Franklin
Franklin Borough, incorporated in 1913, is located in beautiful Sussex County. The Borough has a population of just over 5,000 people with an area of 4.6 square miles. Known as the “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World”, Franklin Borough is widely recognized for its rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of which have fluorescent properties. A number of these minerals are found nowhere else in the world.
Franklin has a rich mining history. Zinc and iron were mined by small companies in the 1800’s. In 1897 the New Jersey Zinc Company took control of mining operations and became a major influence in the Borough’s development until the mine closed in 1954.
Today, the Borough’s strategic location and natural beauty have helped it achieve recognition as a great place to live and shop. Franklin’s amenities include a beautiful pond recreation area, schools and parks in a rural setting with the added convenience of nearby commercial activities. The Route 23 corridor is truly a destination for retail shopping and banking while other areas in the Borough retain the distinctive character and down home advantages of small town living.
The Borough’s many volunteer groups and institutions support the town and contribute to a strong sense of community pride. The Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Recreation, American Legion, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Historical Society, senior groups, churches and numerous other organizations provide the essential services and amenities that make Franklin Borough a great place to live.
This website is a resource to help residents and visitors become better acquainted with Franklin, get information and assist in doing business in the Borough.
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Hardyston/Franklin Drug Alliance is a joint committee comprised of Hardyston and Franklin residents, teachers, employees, and law enforcement. The committee receives annual funding from the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (GCADA) to implement programs designed to educate and reduce alcohol and drug abuse. Over the years programs have included; Project Graduation, Middle School Dances, a Senior Citizens Exercise program, DARE, and an after-school program. The Hardyston/Franklin Municipal Alliance Committee is currently in the process of performing an assessment of the current trends, needs, and behaviors regarding the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs within our community. The information obtained will help us provide programs and services to counteract the negative impact of these behaviors. Your input is vital to our success.Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the online survey by clicking on the link below:
Hardyston/Franklin Municipal Alliance Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Online Survey
The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.
Franklin 100 Anniversary
- 100th Anniversary Ceremony Schedule
- Franklin Night Flyer
- Vendor Letter
- Vendor Application
- Donation Request Form
- Donation Response Form
- Brick Sales
- Auto Show Flyer
- Duck Race Flyer
- Junior Miss Franklin Application
- Mr / Miss Franklin Application
- Franklin Royal Court Contest Application