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, TN is captivating with old town charm and new age hip.
Reviewed by eamagid
on September 17, 2012
AHHHmazing quaint quiet quintessential town!
Reviewed by tonyastout
on September 17, 2012
Got to visit recently and am planning a trip back because it was very Beautiful and loved the town!! Can't wait to go back and do some more exploring.
Reviewed by lcjagi`
on September 17, 2012
We moved to Franklin in 1996 after retiring from the US Army. Franklin has the feel of a small town with all the amenities of a much larger city. Located only 20 miles from Nashville you have access to lots of entertainment and dining. Great people and a real "Home Town Feeling" make Franklin one of the best places I have every lived.
Reviewed by hardinrob3
on September 17, 2012
A beautiful town. The pople are so friendly. The town square is just lovely.
Reviewed by debtitan
on September 17, 2012
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