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Meginness 1895 county histories Meginness, John F. Lycoming County: its organization and condensed history for one hundred years. Williamsport, Pa.: Gazette and Bulletin Printing House, 1895.

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Government References Franklin
Text 12. Franklin. In 1822 this township was erected out of territory taken from Moreland. It has been claimed that it was named in honor of Dr. Franklin, but there is a greater probability that it was. called for Col. John Franklin, the famous Connecticut agitator, who latterly lived in what is now a portion of Bradford County, and at one time represented Lycoming County in the Legislature. It is the sixteenth in size and contains 16,320 acres. Population, 1,063.

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View New Township Franklin Township-Penn Township 1821 Creation yes Dec 1821