ClockThe Historic Franklin Town Clock

100 years and counting!

June 21st, 2021 marks 100 years since the Seth Thomas, Model 15 tower clock was installed in the steeple of the Methodist Church in Franklin Vermont.

Learn about the young man in whose memory the clock was donated, his early life, his family, and his premature death.

Read about the "Evolution of Tower Clock Movements"

Read about the Seth Thomas clock company and their part in the history of Tower Clocks in the United States.

View selected pictures of the Franklin Town Clock.

View a video of the Franklin Town Clock being wound.