Franklin Village, Michigan
Around 1824, settlers from New England populated the area that is now Franklin Village
. In the early 1900s, the Village center was a bustling area of commerce: blacksmiths, cider makers, dressmakers, grocers, horse traders, innkeepers, millers and shoemakers. Commercial and residential life in Franklin Village
changed very little, until the coming of the automobile and highway construction in early 20th century.
Franklin was incorporated as a “home rule” Village in 1953. Today, the Village center is a well-preserved, historic community with a quaint business district of local merchants—including the beloved Franklin Cider Mill