Franklin is a town located in New London County. Incorporated in 1786, it took its name in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The town's total area is 51 square kilometers, and the population is 1,863, according to the 2020 census. The economy of the community was based on agriculture and small business. Today, the town is a part of The Last Green Valley, a 35-town National Heritage Corridor preserving rural culture and national resources. Uriah Tracy, an attorney born in Franklin, fought against the British after the battles of Lexington and Concord. Later, he became a senator in Washington, DC, until he died in 1807. He became the first senator to be buried in the Congressional Cemetery.