The Village of Franklin possesses an enduring charm. In the 1830s it was a prosperous trading community that serviced the many scattered farms located in Southfield Township. When Birmingham became a railroad stop, Franklin settled back to enjoy a quiet existence as a country crossroad. Over time Franklin became a sought after retreat from the hustle and bustle of the growing Metro Detroit area. The Village of Franklin provides a sense of country living with all the amenities of city life.