Rural Municipality of Franklin

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For the community west of Neepawa, Manitoba (hwy #16) see Franklin, Manitoba.

Franklin is a rural municipality in the province of Manitoba in Western Canada. It is located in the southeastern part of the province, along the border with the state of Minnesota in the United States. The 2006 Census reported a population of 1,768 persons, a slight decrease from the 1,781 reported in the 2001 Census. The Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation Indian reserve lies between Franklin R.M. and the Rural Municipality of Montcalm.

Historic buildings in Franklin include All Saints Anglican Church in Dominion City. It is now the Franklin Museum.



  • Arnaud
  • Carlowrie
  • Dominion City
  • Fredensthal
  • Green Ridge
  • Ridgeville
  • Rosa
  • Roseau River
  • Senkiw
  • Tolstoi
  • Woodmore


According to Statistics Canada, the rural municipality has an area of 953.34 km² (368.09 sq mi). The administratively separate town of Emerson lies at its southwest corner, and also borders Montcalm Rural Municipality, as well as both North Dakota and Minnesota.

Adjacent rural municipalities and counties[edit]

External links[edit]


  • Geographic Names of Manitoba (pg. 86) - the Millennium Bureau of Canada

Coordinates: 49°08′00″N 97°01′59″W / 49.13333°N 97.03306°W / 49.13333; -97.03306