Franklin, Tennessee


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


Franklin is a small, friendly town outside of Nashville full of Civil War history. The town, aptly named after the legendary Benjamin Franklin, was founded in 1799. Downtown, a statue named Chip representing the Confederate soldiers lost during the Battle of Franklin, is where the tight-knit community convenes.

The Main Street flows through small boutiques and eateries, a setting which provides a quaint, slow-paced feel. In addition to the historic town square and homes are Bowie Park and Nature Center, Iris City Gardens, the Natchez Trace Parkway, Cool Springs, Fort Granger, and Franklin Theatre. Downtown is also well known for its annual parades and festivals, notably the Main Street Festival in the springtime.

Franklin has a population of about 62,000 residents. The Cool Springs area boasts impressive dining, business (many Fortune 500 companies included), and shopping establishments. Franklin has been named “the number one small town in Tennessee.”

Franklin’s known for The Factory, a complex of 10 Depression-era buildings that once accommodated four factories and now house antique and art shops, event venues, and restaurants. The McNavigators raved about the food at Saffire and Puckett’s Grocery, where they vowed to make the nine-hour trek to return for more.

Franklin is the most Beautiful town ever!
Reviewed by gaby
on September 17, 2012
We lover our town. Franklin is definitely the most beautiful town in America. It is clean, green and the people are friendly.
Reviewed by peggyarowe
on September 17, 2012
Franklin has small-town southern charm and character combined with a rich history that runs deep. Beautiful scenery and architecture abound. And, oh, the festivals! From Pumpkinfest to Dickens of a Christmas, from Brewfest to Wine Down Main, from the Main Street Festival to Jazzfest, there is truly something for everyone. The people, the places, and the history all come together to make Franklin the best town in Ameica. We feel lucky to call Franklin our home.
Reviewed by lifeisgood
on September 17, 2012
I LOVE THIS TOWN! Franklin is a picturesque, historic, storybook Southern town. Built around the Historic town square & best Main Street in America, it has much to offer for residents and visitors alike. The sense of community is palpable, the southern hospitality is genuine, and the history is still alive.
Reviewed by tessied
on September 17, 2012
I live in Franklin and it is a beautiful, historic town. Main Street feels like stepping back in time and there are festivals all year long. Just don't break any traffic laws because the local police don't have enough to keep them busy and are seriously everywhere.
Reviewed by KimNTennessee
on September 17, 2012
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