Franklin Village

Franklin Village

Founded in 1824-25, Franklin received its present name in 1828. First postmaster was Dr. Ebenezer Raynale, state legislator and physician. The William Huston store, opened in 1830 was the forerunner of a business center that later included the famous Broughton Wagon Shop, the Van Every Mills, now "Ye Olde Cider Mill," several taverns, two distilleries, and two churches. The village was a station on the Underground Railroad. Franklin still has the appearance and atmosphere of an early Michigan village.
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Registered Site L0011
Erected 1960

Location: Village Green Franklin Road
Franklin, Oakland County

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Latitude: 42.525810, Longitude: -83.306987

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