The Franklin Manor Citizen’s Association (FMCA) was formed in 1953 and became incorporated in 1954. Since that time, Franklin Manor has developed into a community of nearly 600 houses, located on a scenic peninsula of Chesapeake Bay near Herring Bay. The location brings together a variety of different cultural aspects of the Bay, including fishing, agriculture, and residential uses. Franklin Manor is about thirty miles from our nation’s capital, making it a popular location for DC commuters. In 2000, 21 acres of wetland bordering the community were deeded to FMCA, and in 2008, 3 acres of open space on Franklin Boulevard became Community property.
Franklin Manor is a Special Community Benefit District (SCBD). This means that homeowners in our community pay an additional tax, administered by the County, that provides the funds needed to maintain Community-owned property. The community-elected Board of Directors holds monthly meetings, open to all members of the Franklin Manor Citizens Association, at 7pm each month (unless otherwise announced) at the Deale Library.
Community amenities include two fishing piers, a swim platform, a playground, baseball diamond, volleyball field, picnic pavilion, boat-ramp and a mile long Bay-front park. These amenities are available only to Franklin Manor residents and their guests. The FMCA continues to be a volunteer organization designed and committed to maintaining the quality of life in our community.