Franklin County is located on the southern edge of Idaho. Rich in history, Franklin County was officially established by the Idaho State Legislature in 1913. The county encompasses a total area of 668 square miles, 664 miles of which is land, and 4.7 miles of which is water. Franklin County was named after an Apostle of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, Franklin D. Richards. The several national protected areas make Franklin County a great destination for nature lovers. There are many great festivals and events held throughout the year, great for people of all ages. The total population of Franklin County is 13,021, including a veteran population of 785.
Caribou National Forest is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors. For some of the best views and best opportunities for hiking, you can’t miss the Caribou National Forest. The forest is also home to many different plant and animal species, making it excellent for bird watching and exploring. Several bodies of water can be found in the Caribou National Forest, which makes it an excellent location for fishing and aquatic activities. Another national protected area partly located in Franklin County is the Cache National Forest.
Many Nationally Registered Historic Places can be found in Franklin County. The Oneida Stake Academy was constructed in 1895 and still stands in the town of Preston. Oneida Stake Academy was built as a secondary school for the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Other historical sites in Franklin County include the Bear River Battleground, Relic Hall, and Weston Canyon Rock Shelter.
Since most of the film Napoleon Dynamite was filmed in Franklin County, they host a “Napoleon Dynamite Festival” each year. The festival features a Tetherball Tournament, Tater Tot Eating Contest, Look-a-Like Contest, and much more. People from all over the country attend the Napoleon Dynamite Festival. Another fun annual event in Franklin County is the Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights is a midway celebration between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The festival features beautiful lights, fireworks, and a parade!
Veterans living in Idaho are offered many benefits, including specialty license plates, tax reductions, educational benefits, and much more. The median housing cost is $156,800, and the median household income is $44,962.
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Post 10323 Leonard C. Brostrom Memorial Post
337 N State St
Preston, ID 83263-1138
Phone: (208) 406-6318
Meeting Location & Time
42 W 1st S
Preston, ID 83263-1203
7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday
Quartermaster: Douglas Buhler
Commander: Leonard Rogers
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Franklin County
- Single Family Residence: $600
- Condominium: $650
- Residential Duplex: $700
- Residential Triplex: $750
- Residential Fourplex: $800
- Manufactured Home: $650
- Repair Inspection $150
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