Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Franklin City Clerk
128 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 69
Franklin, Idaho 83237
(208) 646-2300




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints



Roman Catholic


The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

Funeral Homes

Webb Funeral Home
109 Bear River Blfs
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-1527
Webb Funeral Home
1005 S 800 E
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-1391
Webb Jordan D
109 E Oneida St
Preston, Idaho 83263
(208) 852-0533
Nelson Funeral Home
85 S Main St
Smithfield, Utah 84335
(435) 563-5621
Allen Mortuary of North Logan
420 E 1800 N
Logan, Utah 84341
(435) 753-3049
Allen-Hall Mortuary
34 E Center St
Logan, Utah 84321
(435) 752-3245


The town of Franklin is situated on a bench between Cub River, Maple Creek and Spring Creek, which streams encircle the town so completely that it almost becomes an island surrounded by meadow land. The farming land in the immediate vicinity of Franklin is, as a rule, rich and productive, and all kinds of cereals can be raised successfully, thought only the hardier fruits do well. Franklin was first settled in 1860 as one of the original eight settlements in Cache Valley. Like some other settlements it was supposed to be in Utah, but when the boundary line between Utah and Idaho was established in 1872, Franklin was found to be in Idaho, which gave the town the distinction of being the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settlement founded in Idaho. The total population of the Franklin Precinct was 805 in 1930.

Additional history Franklin, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 262.


Military History and Records




There are no copies of Franklin newspapers in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, but papers from neighboring towns/cities which are in the Archives may be of help to residents of Franklin.


School Records