(1999; illus., 243pp., index) Published with the aid of a 1998 Indiana Heritage Research Grant from the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Humanities Council. Contains more than 1650 burial records from the township’s 16 pioneer cemeteries, and records to 1935 from still-in-use cemeteries, with brief histories and photographs. More info →
Humble but Historic: The Surviving WPA Outhouses of Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana. by Sylvia C. Henricks.
(2012, illus., 24pp.) Includes facsimile of period Indiana Community Sanitation Program Regulation Manual and Maintenance Rules. Illustated with photographs, drawings and diagrams. More info →
From Indian Trails to Interstates, A History of Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana, for Young Readers by David T. Ostheimer.
(2006, illus., 77pp. index) To acquaint young readers (and others) with the beginning of our township history, towns, transportation, lifestyles, schools and churches. Illustrated with drawings by the author and photographs from the Township Historical Society files. More info →
(2004) A selection of 50 columns printed in the Franklin Township Informer from the 1970s to 2004. More info →
(2001; 53pp.) Celebrating our 25th anniversary, 1976-2001. More info →
“The Story of Acton Camp Ground” by Sylvia C. Henricks, reprinted from Indiana Magazine of History, December, 1970.
(illus., 19pp.) Gives the history of the popular church campground and Chautauqua site, 1859-1905. More info →
(1989, rep. 1997; illus., 150pp.) Smith taught, coached and was prinicpal at New Bethel/Wanamaker and Acton schools for 38 years. More info →
(2010, illus., 110pp.) Contains updated information on township schools, including those constructed since the publication of Readin’, Writin’ and Rememberin’. Also includes photographs, information on noteworthy students, and teacher memorials. More info →
Readin’, Writin’, and Rememberin’, a History of the Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana, Schools.
(1988; illus., 89pp.) Contains old photos and information on early district schools, three early 20th-century consolidated schools, modern grade schools (current to date of publication), parochial schools, Franklin Township Middle School and Franklin Central High School. More info →
(1982, rep. 1997; illus., 98pp., index) Contains photos and information on more than 300 houses in Franklin Township, many over 100 years old. More info →
(1978; illus., 167pp.) Contains a history of the township and 80 biographies of early settlers and current residents. More info →