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.

Love the beauty of this quaint town!
Reviewed by jodeewright
on September 17, 2012
I've lived in Franklin for over a decade now, and there is no question about how beautiful it is! A wonderful place to visit and live!
Reviewed by annamichellejohnson
on September 17, 2012
A picture perfect downtown and square. Friendly Southern smiles, delicious restaurants and plenty of shopping.
Reviewed by Macklen
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is a fun town with lots of history, good restaurants, great shopping and offers something for everyone. You get that small town feel of the past with all of the modern conveniences of today.
Reviewed by melissawinters
on September 17, 2012
Franklin, Tennessee has been around since 1799, and though it's grown a great deal since then, it's also managed to maintain its quaint country feel. Main Street, Carnton Plantation, and all the other historic sites have remained much the same over the long years. It's not only beautiful, but has a wonderful charm about it.
Reviewed by kallan23
on September 17, 2012
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