New London county. Shetucket river separates this town from Lisbon. The surface of Franklin is uneven; the soil is a gravelly loam, more fit for grazing than tillage. There is a woolen factory on Beaver brook, a branch of the Shetucket, but the chief business of the people is rearing sheep, and other agricultural pursuits. Population, 1830, 1,194. It lies 34 miles E.S.E. from Hartford and 7 N. by W. from Norwich. Franklin was taken from Norwich in 1786.