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From cozy pocket communities to the county seat of Hampton, Franklin County provides a quality lifestyle. Here you will find a broad range of fun things to do, access to great education and healthcare along with people who are the definition of friendly. Welcome to the communities of Franklin County

ACKLEY - Ackley is a progressive community with a great school system, classic neighborhoods and thriving business sector. City Hall: 641-847-3332

ALEXANDER - This farm community of friendly people is tucked into the fields of northwest Franklin County. Alexander got its start by virtue of the first house built in 1860 and is home to Latham Hi-Tech Seed Company. City Clerk: 515-571-1120

COULTER This pocket-sized community is located next to Interstate I-35 and features a great shady city park and one of the best pizza places around. City Hall: 641-866-6942

DOWS - With one foot in Franklin County and the other in Wright County, the community of Dows is noted for its unique historical treasures and restored rail depot. City Hall: 515-852-4327

GENEVA - Geneva residents are crazy for softball, baseball and anything to do with the outdoors. Friendliness abounds in Geneva. City Clerk: 641-494-8425

HAMPTON - In addition to serving as the county seat of Franklin County, Hampton was the hometown of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy and of early television personality Jack Bailey. City Hall: 641-456-4853

HANSELL - This quiet, unassuming community is located minutes east of Hampton on Hwy 3 and features Towns End Winery. Friendly people are Hansell's hallmark. City Clerk: 641-494-8425

LATIMER High on commmunity pride and vigor Latimer offers safe streets, welcoming neighbors and an entrepreneurial spirit. Hutchinson/Mayrath recently opened their new buildings in the Latimer Business Park. City Hall: 641-579-6452

POPEJOY - There's a story needs be told about Mr. Slocum's suit, an interesting story about the scarcity of clothes in the pioneer days and the discoveries to be made by nosy neighbors. City Clerk: 515-859-7486

SHEFFIELD - Home to the 2011 Iowa State Basketball champs, the West Fork Nation is also home to a nationally recognized company, Sukup Manufacturing. Sheffield is a welcoming community eager to show you their friendly side. City Hall: 641-892-4718