Community Organizations

Non-profit organizations provide a variety of services for the Franklin-Simpson community, and the Franklin Simpson Educational Excellence Foundation is proud to support these organizations as they carry out their amazing work.  The following is a partial list of nonprofits and a description of the services they provide. If you would like to be added to the directory, please submit your request here.


african-american-heritage-centerAfrican American Heritage Center

The African American Heritage Center, Inc. (AAHC) is a museum located in the Franklin, Kentucky’s Harristown neighborhood that is on the National Register of Historic Places. This museum is the headquarters for academic research of African American achievements, emphasizing on Simpson County accomplishments and also those of the region and state.

Address: 500 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 353, Franklin, KY 42135
Phone: (270)-598-9986

bandgclubThe Boys and Girls Club of Franklin-Simpson

The Boys and Girls Club of Simpson County offers education and career programs, character and leadership programs, information about health and life skills, an arts program, a sports program and other specialized programs. Membership fee is $12 per year, and the club is open 3-7 when school is in session & 8-4 on nonschool days, and 8-5 in the summer months.

Address: 103 South Court Street, P.O. Box 888, Franklin, KY 42135
Phone: (270) 586-6082

artscouncilFranklin Simpson Arts Council

Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council is an organization that focuses on producing and promoting visual and performance arts for the entertainment, enrichment and education of the residents of Simpson County.

Address: 201 S. Main St., Franklin, KY, 42135
(Chamber of Commerce building)
Phone: (270) 586-6799

Franklin Simpson Parks and Recreation

Franklin-Simpson Parks and Recreation provides ball fields for all students and adults, picnic pavilions and tables with B-B-Q grills, show ring with bleachers, meeting facilities, walking path, playgrounds, tennis courts, fishing pond, fishing in the creek (license required), certified disc golf course and soccer fields for the community.

Address: North Street & Community Park, P.O. Box 109, Franklin, KY 42135
Phone: (270) 586-8999

Simpson County Historical Society & Old Stone Jail Museum

Old Stone Jail Museum is located in the historic district of Franklin, the old jail offers a glimpse of pioneer justice. There is a small museum featuring three Confederate generals depicted in graffiti drawn on the wall by prisoners awaiting trial; extensive county and area genealogical, death, burial, marriage, and other court records. The archive has a number of materials from surrounding states that have ties to Simpson County and help to make the Old Jail an outstanding genealogical research center.

Address: 206 North College Street, Franklin, KY 42134
Phone: (270) 586-4228

The Simpson County Board of Education

As a service to all students of our school district, the Simpson County Board of Education will provide representative leadership, which involves all willing community members and enables our Educational Team to offer exemplary opportunities for broad-based, life-long learning.

Address: 430 South College St., Franklin, KY 42134
Phone: (270) 586-8877

The Simpson County Literacy Center

The Simpson County Literacy Center is an organization of volunteers, supported by professional staff, which provides a variety of services that make it possible for adults to reach their personal goals – through literacy. Services offered include skills instruction, GED test preparation, and English as a new language instruction for adults. Based on each student’s needs and preferences, we provide either one-on-one or small group instruction.

Address: 231 South College St. Franklin, KY 42134
Phone: (270) 586-7234