Franklin is a city in Franklin County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,026 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County.
Franklin is located at 40°5′43″N 98°57′11″W / 40.09528°N 98.95306°W / 40.09528; -98.95306 (40.095357, -98.953083).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.