On November 6, 2012, voters approved the creation of the Wellsville Fire District which combined the Franklin Township Fire Department and the City of Wellsville Fire Department. The new fire district became fully operational on January 1, 2014. The fire district board consists of the three members of the Franklin Township Board of Trustees and one member appointed by the City of Wellsville.
Interstate 35 runs from the northeast to the southeast through Franklin Township. Kansas State Highway 33 runs north/south through Franklin Township. Franklin Township contains one airport or landing strip, Qualls-Hart Airport. A main line of the BNSF Railway runs through the middle of Franklin Township.