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Franklin is an affluent village in Southfield Township, Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,150 at the 2010 census. The community is known for large, estate-style homes situated on ravines, as well as its vintage downtown and cider mill.

The community was founded in 1825 by Elijah Bullock and other settlers, and was named Franklin in 1828. The village is named after Benjamin Franklin. By 1830, a business district was formed. The collection of essentially original condition structures in the village is quite unusual in suburban Detroit.

Franklin is known for the Franklin Cider Mill, which actually lies just north of Franklin's borders, in neighboring Bloomfield Township, although it does have a Franklin mailing address. The Franklin Cider Mill has been around since 1837, the year that Michigan became a state.

Franklin's current firehouse was built in 1959. The village only employs one firefighter and a chief. The rest of the force is strictly volunteer. The station is located on the site of the old village community hall, which ironically burned down in 1958.

Franklin was designated as Michigan's first historic district on November 11, 1969. Franklin, MI. is home to the Radio For One Studios and "The Detroit Cast"...a popular podcast featuring Mike Clark & Mike Wolters...both formerly of the Drew & Mike Morning Show on WRIF fm radio in Detroit.

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  • 41 Listings For Sale
  • $653,239 Average Listing Price
  • $202 Average Listing Price per Square Foot

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