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Area Description

Franklin County is a small farming community with lots of recreation and amenities. Close to Indianapolis and Cincinnati. We have the beautiful Brookville Lake, Pre Civil War Historical Town of Metamora and the German Catholic town of Oldenburg.

Includes Cities/Towns: Batesville, Bath, Brookville, Cedar Grove, Laurel, Metamora, New Trenton, Oldenburg.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   We have several state trails along with the Whitewater Canal Trails. Our town park has a new walking trail. There are 3 golf courses, a state park with lake for fishing and hunting, and some of the best Fly Fishing in the area. Canoeing, Zipling, bike trails and so much more.

Cultural Activities

2 local groups bring in several concerts, art and theater to our area. The Metamora Performing Arts and the Franklin County Arts Council. We have a wonderful library that has 2 locations in the county for easy assess with a large genealogical department.

Public transportation

We do have a part time VA Officer that takes VA patients to the VA Hospital along with Public Transportation. With in just a few miles,rental cars are available. We have a small public airport in our county also.

Medical Facilities

Several doctors and 3 urgent care facilities in our county. Children Hospital and Margret Mary Hospital.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  20.0  28.9  37.8  3.1 "
 Feb  23.0  32.9  42.8  2.8 "
 Mar  30.3  41.6  52.9  3.7 "
 Apr  40.4  52.6  64.9  4.3 "
 May  50.4  62.6  74.9  5.2 "
 Jun  60.3  72.0  83.8  4.1 "
 Jul  64.3  75.6  86.9  4.2 "
 Aug  62.3  74.1  85.9  3.3 "
 Sep  54.3  67.0  79.8  2.8 "
 Oct  42.3  55.0  67.8  3.1 "
 Nov  33.3  44.0  54.8  3.7 "
 Dec  24.0  32.4  40.9  3.5 "

We do have an occasional very mild earthquake or tornado but aren't considered a high risk zone.

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Cost of Living for Franklin County, IN

Franklin County, Indiana cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Franklin County, IN

Franklin County, Indiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

We have several organizations that are always looking for volunteers.

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