Idaho's Oldest Town

Idaho's Oldest Town (tmp-66044)

Location: Franklin, ID 83237 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 0.84', W 111° 48.246'

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Franklin was settled April 14, 1860 by Mormon pioneers. The free local museum exhibits a large collection of tools and relics of pioneer days.

The founding of Franklin was part of a well organized plan of Mormon expansion. Church authorities sent the colonists under Thomas Smart from Provo, Utah. Men of many trades were included in order to make the community self-sufficient. From 1874-1877, Franklin was the busy terminus of the Utah Northern Railroad where freight for the Montana mines (was) reloaded for the long wagon haul north.
HM Numbertmp-66044
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees42.01400000, -111.80410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 0.84', W 111° 48.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 0' 50.4" N, 111° 48' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133-181 US-91, Franklin ID 83237, US
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