Franklin, PA Courthouse "The County seat is located in the City of Franklin at 1168 Liberty Street. The county was established in 1800 and the present courthouse was built in 1865." --http://www.co.venango.pa.us/
There were 3,030 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,063, and the median income for a family was $37,433. Males had a median income of $35,088 versus $22,475 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,414. About 13.6% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.
The Franklin Area School District currently has one high school, one middle school, and six elementary schools located throughout the area with an estimated 2278 students.
The Valley Grove School District currently has one high school and one elementary school located in the Franklin area with an estimated 1026 students. It formally consisted of one high school, one middle school and two elementary schools, but a consolidation and rebuilding project converted the middle school into a single elementary school that reopened in 2007.
Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church operates an elementary school in the city.
Barrow-Civic Theatre, performing arts venue for community and Franklin Civic Operetta Association, founded 1959.
Franklin Public Library, The Franklin Public Library was founded in 1894 and has had several homes, although its current location on Twelfth Street has been its home since 1921. The original structure on Twelfth Street was built in 1849 as a residence and required extensive renovations in 1921 to make it suitable for library use. A children's room was added in 1964 and another wing was added for the adult collection in 1978.
Judge Robert Lamberton (March 20, 1809 – August 7, 1885) was an associate Judge of the Courts of Venango County, Pennsylvania, who founded the first bank in the County later known as the Lamberton Savings Bank. The bank building was demolished in 1969 to make way for the First National Bank of Pennsylvania.
Among other sporting accomplishments, Franklin Area High School has won two state basketball championships. In 2001 and 2006, the boys team, playing in PIAA Class AAA District 10, defeated Allentown Central Catholic out of District 11 and Communications Tech from District 12 (Philadelphia Public League), respectively.