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Franktown

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Franktown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Colorado, in the United States. The population was 395 at the 2010 census. The Franktown Post Office has the ZIP code 80116.HistoryFranktown is named for Hon. J. Frank Gardner, an early resident. Franktown was the first county seat of Douglas County, serving in this role from 1861 until 1863.Pike's Peak Grange No. 163 in Franktown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyFranktown is located in eastern Douglas County at . Colorado State Highways 83 and 86 intersect in the center of town. SH 83 leads north 9mi to Parker and south to Colorado Springs, while SH 86 leads east 9mi to Elizabeth and west 7mi to Castle Rock, the Douglas County seat.According to the United States Census Bureau, the Franktown CDP has a total area of 7.7km2, of which 0.04sqkm, or 0.47%, is water. Franktown is in the valley of Cherry Creek, which flows north to join the South Platte River in downtown Denver.
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