Pioneer Historic BywayFranklin is Idaho's oldest town. Settled in 1860 by Mormon pioneers who traveled to the vicinity of the confluence of Worm Creek and Muddy River, by year's end, 61 Latter-day Saints (LDS) families were there. The LDS laid out a fort-style village, and later built log cabins. On April 19 they met to allot the farmable land near the village. Ten-acre lots, located outside the fort, had been surveyed and were randomly awarded. The settlers planted oats, barley, and wheat, and dug irrigation ditches. In early June, Brigham Young visited the village and named it Franklin after Franklin D. Richards, a Mormon apostle. He also renamed the Muddy River the Cub River because it flowed into the Bear River.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 433700 N 4652009|
|Decimal Degrees||42.01731667, -111.80076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 1.039', W 111° 48.046'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 1' 2.34" N, 111° 48' 2.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 121 E Main St, Franklin ID 83237, US|
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