Franklinville, named after Benjamin Franklin, is an Upper North Philadelphia neighborhood. The neighborhood was designed in a triangle shape bounded by Sledgley Avenue, North Broad Street and West Hunting Park Avenue. The area was a quiet, child friendly residential neighborhood. In the early 1900's The Samaritan Hospital on the Broad and Ontario Streets played a pivotal role in the development of Northern Philadelphia. The area's close proximity to Fairhill and Nicetown- Tioga have made using the name “Franklinville” obsolete, many residents now refer to the area as either Fairhill or its neighbor Nicetown- Tioga.