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Population in 2012: 707 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
Males: 327  (46.3%)
Females: 380  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  55.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26807.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,382 (it was $32,125 in 2000)
Franklin:

$29,382
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,732

Franklin town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,204 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
Franklin:

$123,204
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $127,952; Detached houses: $125,017; Townhouses or other attached units: $49,429; In 2-unit structures: $454,748; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,717; Mobile homes: $26,362

Median gross rent in 2012: $396.

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  • White alone - 694 (96.3%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 7 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.4%)

Races in Franklin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Franklin: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.4%), Irish (9.5%), English (7.8%), Scottish (7.7%), Italian (4.5%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,403 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Franklin:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Franklin town:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 18.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Franklin, West Virginia as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Franklin to the number of sex offenders is 88 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $604 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $483 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (86.5 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (126.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (242.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Brandywine, WV (2.2 miles ), Whitmer, WV (4.0 miles) , Monterey, VA (4.6 miles) , Harman, WV (4.6 miles) , Bartow, WV (5.1 miles) , Petersburg, WV (5.1 miles ), Frank, WV (5.2 miles) , Dayton, VA (5.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 38.65 N, Longitude: 79.33 W

Area code: 304

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Franklin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Franklin town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.7 miles away from the town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Franklin-area historical earthquake activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from Franklin center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pendleton County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jacob Owens - Player of football.


Hospitals/medical centers in Franklin:

  • PENDLETON HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, BOX 700 ROUTE 33 EAST)
  • FRANKLIN GROUP HOME (Hospital, 300 OLD PIKE ROAD)
  • PENDLETON MANOR INC (Nursing Home, 141 MAPLE AVENUE PO BOX 700)

Political contributions by individuals in Franklin, WV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Franklin:

  • James Madison University (about 29 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 17,462)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 60 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 20,854)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 64 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 2,061)
  • Frostburg State University (about 73 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Shenandoah University (about 73 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • Fairmont State University (about 73 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,770)

Public high school in Franklin:

Public elementary/middle school in Franklin:

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Library in Franklin:

  • PENDLETON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,323; Location: 504 N. MAIN STREET; 34,191 books; 568 audio materials; 88 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 23 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pendleton Community Care has 2 locations in Pendleton County to meet health care needs. A clinic in Franklin and one in Riverton. http://www.pcc-nfc.org/ Also, here is our website of Pendleton County, WV, which I think would be OK to post a link to?? http://pendletoncounty.net/

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Notable locations in Franklin: Pendleton County Emergency Rescue Franklin (A), Franklin Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Hickory Hill Cabins (US220 North).

 
Pendleton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.1. This is about average.
City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.63. This is about average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.63
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Franklin and their reported violations in the past:

FRANKLIN TOWN OF (Population served: 1732, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1998. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1998), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-1998), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-1998), St Public Notif issued (MAR-19-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1997), St Public Notif issued (JAN-15-1998), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-31-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-1997), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-1997), St Public Notif issued (OCT-18-1997), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-31-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-1997), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-1997), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-1997), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-31-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-1997), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-1997), St Public Notif received (APR-17-1997), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-31-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In DEC-1996. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1997), St Public Notif issued (FEB-13-1997), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1998), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-13-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2001)
PENDLETON CO PSD(BRANDYWINE) (Population served: 750, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In DEC-2001. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2002), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
PENDLETON CO PSD-UPPER TRACT (Population served: 448, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-1997. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-1997 to APR-09-1997), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-1997), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-1997), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-1997), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-1997 to APR-09-1997), St Public Notif issued (AUG-06-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-1997), St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-1997), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-1997 to APR-09-1997), St Public Notif issued (AUG-06-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-1996. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-1996), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1996), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-1996. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1996), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Record Keeping - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1997), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-1997 to APR-09-1997)
  • Notification, Public - Between MAY-01-1995 and FEB-10-1999, Contaminant: SWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-03-1997)
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
PENDELTON CO PSD-US 220 NORTH (Population served: 173, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2003. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PENDLETON CO PSD-CIRCLEVILLE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.9%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.5% for Black residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Franklin, WV

88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Franklin compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Franklin (2011 data):

  • Summit Community Bank, Inc: Franklin Branch at 626 Main St., branch established on 1987/01/02. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $1,442.6 mil, Deposits: $1,025.3 mil, headquarters in Moorefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Financial Group, Inc.
  • Pendleton Community Bank, Inc.: at 300 North Main Street, branch established on 1925/10/05. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $253.5 mil, Deposits: $218.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Allegheny Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Franklin travel time to work - commute


Franklin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Franklin town (based on Pendleton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.13%
Here45.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents30.0%19.1%13.9%11.1%11.0%
Congregations34.0%22.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%
NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Mennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents2.8%2.4%2.2%2.2%5.3%
Congregations2.0%2.0%2.0%4.0%10.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Pendleton County:

7.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Pendleton County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.8%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pendleton County:

11.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,470$29,6401$710
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$882
Streets and Highways 2$4,696$28,1760$0
Sewerage 2$3,410$20,4600$0
Water Supply 2$4,415$26,4900$0
Totals for Government 7$14,991$25,6998$1,592

Franklin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $182,000 ($257.43)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($137.20)
    Financial Administration: $93,000 ($131.54)
    Health Services - Other: $68,000 ($96.18)
    General - Other: $65,000 ($91.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($70.72)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($25.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $170,000 ($240.45)

Franklin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $110,000 ($155.59)
    All Other: $80,000 ($113.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($8.49)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($4.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $177,000 ($250.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($18.39)
  • Tax - Property: $83,000 ($117.40)
    Public Utilities: $29,000 ($41.02)

Franklin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $400,000 ($565.77)

5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rockingham County, VA  0.64% ($28,158 average AGI)
to Grant County, WV  0.50% ($27,000)
to Harrisonburg city, VA  0.33% ($31,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Franklin:

  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCY-FM (104.3 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTK (103.3 FM; NEW MARKET, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WELD-FM (101.7 FM; PETERSBURG, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Franklin fatal accident list:

May 30, 2011 09:38 AM, 1, Lat: 38.68875833, Lon: -79.28352222, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 10, 2010 01:18 PM, Us-33, Lat: 38.66741667, Lon: -79.25022222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 31, 2008 09:49 AM, Us-220, Lat: 38.591389, Lon: -79.193056, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Harper Route 220 (Lat: 38.516806 Lon: -79.483056), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN567
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: 109.7, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 3045812900, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, 190 HART FIELD ROAD
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: 109.7, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 3045812900, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, 190 HART FIELD ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Franklin, WV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • FRANKLIN, 2.2 Mi E. Of Franklin, Wv. On Long Ridge Mtn (Lat: 38.637333 Lon: -79.291083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQNZ502
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 07/18/2011, Expiration Date: 07/18/2021, Certifier: Joe Gonzales
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:
  • PENDLETON, Mill Rd (Lat: 38.671694 Lon: -79.282778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNZ562
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2011, Expiration Date: 07/18/2021, Certifier: Joe Gonzales
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Franklin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: GLASFLUGEL CLUB LIBELLE 205 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 205HL , Serial Number: 142, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Matthew E Putz, Hc 60 Box 47, Franklin, WV 26807, Other Owners: Craig Sutherland
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71698 , Serial Number: 3125, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew E Putz, Hc 60 Box 47, Franklin, WV 26807


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Franklin


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Franklin, WV

Most common first names in Franklin, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4181.5 years
William2775.5 years
John2576.6 years
Charles2069.2 years
Roy1479.0 years
James1178.9 years
Eva1183.3 years
Ralph1169.9 years
Robert1175.6 years
Walter1079.9 years
Most common last names in Franklin, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Simmons5778.8 years
Propst5179.8 years
Lambert3578.9 years
Hedrick2876.9 years
Hartman2779.5 years
Moyers2578.3 years
Eye2378.9 years
Thompson2277.2 years
Rexrode2279.0 years
Sponaugle2179.6 years
Businesses in Franklin, WV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Rite Aid1
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