Franklin, Pennsylvania

What is Franklin, Pennsylvania known for?


football

in 1978. * Riverfront Park Notable people * John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) Abraham Lincoln's assassin (assassination). In 1864 he formed an oil company in Franklin and resided there while performing at the Franklin Opera House. * Nate Byham (born June 27, 1988) American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. * Jack Fultz (born August 27, 1948) Winner of the 1976 Boston Marathon. * Judge Robert Lamberton (March 20, 1809 – August 7, 1885

) Associate Judge of the Courts of Venango County, Pennsylvania and founder of the Lamberton Savings Bank. * Rolland Lawrence (born March 24, 1951) American football Cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons. * Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge (1908-1981) Author of mysteries and histories, including ''We Shook the Family Tree''. * Ted Marchibroda (born March 15, 1931) American football quarterback and head coach in the National Football League. * Alexander McDowell

– December 28, 1909) National Guard Major General (Major General (United States)) who commanded the 28th Infantry Division (28th Infantry Division (United States)) * Howard Zahniser (February 25, 1906 – May 5, 1964) Environmental activist who authored the Wilderness Act. Sports In 1903, the city was the home of the Franklin Athletic Club, one of the earliest professional football teams. That season, the team was unofficially recognized as the "US Football Champions" ref


oil

of Venango County. Franklin is part of the ''Oil City, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area''. History The city's namesake is Benjamin Franklin. The Samuel F. Dale House and Franklin Historic District (Franklin

in 1978. * Riverfront Park Notable people * John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) Abraham Lincoln's assassin (assassination). In 1864 he formed an oil company in Franklin and resided there while performing at the Franklin Opera House. * Nate Byham (born June 27, 1988) American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. * Jack Fultz (born August 27, 1948) Winner of the 1976 Boston Marathon. * Judge Robert Lamberton (March 20, 1809 – August 7, 1885

in Pennsylvania Category:Populated places established in the 1740s Business ventures Booth invested some of his growing wealth in various enterprises during the early 1860s, including land speculation in Boston's Back Bay section (Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts). He also started a business partnership with John Ellsler, manager of the Cleveland Academy of Music, and another friend, Thomas Mears, to develop oil wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, where


deep oil

DCTimes By early 1864, they had a producing deep oil well, named Wilhelmina for Mears' wife, yielding 25 barrels (4 kL) of crude oil daily, then considered a good yield. The Fuller Farm Oil company was selling shares with a prospectus (prospectus (finance)) featuring the well-known actor's celebrity status as "Mr. J. Wilkes Booth, a successful and intelligent operator in oil lands", it said. The partners, impatient


dramatic+oil

an oil boom had started in August 1859, following Edwin Drake's discovery of oil there. site along the Allegheny River at Franklin, Pennsylvania, in late 1863 for drilling. ref name


work population


population violent

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oil business

to increase the well's output, attempted the use of explosives, which wrecked the well and ended production. Booth, already growing more obsessed with the South's worsening situation in the Civil War and angered at Lincoln's re-election, withdrew from the oil business on November 27, 1864, with a substantial loss of his $6,000 ($81,400 in 2010 dollars) investment. Kauffman, ''American Brutus'', pp. 127–128 and 136. It flows in a broad


celebrity

DCTimes By early 1864, they had a producing deep oil well, named Wilhelmina for Mears' wife, yielding 25 barrels (4 kL) of crude oil daily, then considered a good yield. The Fuller Farm Oil company was selling shares with a prospectus (prospectus (finance)) featuring the well-known actor's celebrity status as "Mr. J. Wilkes Booth, a successful and intelligent operator in oil lands", it said. The partners, impatient


322

. U.S. 62 crosses the river at Oil City (Oil City, Pennsylvania), at Tionesta (Tionesta, Pennsylvania), and twice again in the Warren (Warren, Pennsylvania) area, once near Buckaloons Recreational Area in the Allegheny Islands Wilderness region, where it is concurrent with U.S. Route 6 for a short distance. US 322 enters Pennsylvania from Ohio in West Shenango Township (West Shenango Township, Pennsylvania). From this point, the road

continues east, forming a concurrency with U.S. Route 6 (U.S. Route 6 in Pennsylvania) between Conneaut Lake (Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania) and Meadville (Meadville, Pennsylvania), interchanging with Interstate 79 and intersecting U.S. Route 19 (U.S. Route 19 in Pennsylvania) in Meadville. In Franklin (Franklin, Pennsylvania), the route crosses U.S. Route 62. Continuing east, US 322 interchanges with Interstate 80 (Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania) near Clarion, Pennsylvania

Clarion before meeting U.S. Route 119 (U.S. Route 119 in Pennsylvania) and U.S. Route 219 (U.S. Route 219 in Pennsylvania) south of DuBois (DuBois, Pennsylvania). US 322 heads southeast as a surface road before merging onto the Interstate 99 U.S. Route 220 freeway in Port Matilda (Port Matilda, Pennsylvania), following that east to State College (State College, Pennsylvania). The US 322 freeway continues past I-99 before ending to the east of State College. Near Lewistown


service program

Venango County , which operates the airport. The airport covers and has two runways. It offers limited commercial service, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. PA (Pennsylvania) Franklin (Franklin, Pennsylvania) Oil City (Oil City, Pennsylvania) Venango Regional Airport * Built in 1945, the '''Drake Well replica''' is a "board-for-board" reconstruction of the engine house and derrick as it looked in the 1860s. ref>

Franklin, Pennsylvania

'''Franklin''' is a city in Venango County (Venango County, Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania, United States. The population was estimated 6,545 in the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). It is the county seat of Venango County. Franklin is part of the ''Oil City, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area''.

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