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Franklin is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Simpson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 8,408 at the 2010 census.HistoryFranklin was formally incorporated by the state assembly on November 2, 1820, on a 62acre tract of land. This tract was purchased from William Hudspeth and was named for Benjamin Franklin. The post office was established on September 29, 1822, with Robert W. Simpson as postmaster.On March 1, 1968, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were married at the Methodist church in Franklin by Reverend Leslie Chapman.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Franklin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.GeographyFranklin is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4sqmi, all land.Franklin is in Kentucky (KY). Our United States online trip planner allows you to plan your trip to Franklin and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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