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.

Best town in America
Reviewed by dgsmith
on September 17, 2012
Franklin, TN is a historic town that has been updated to look new and clean but still be able to keep it's history. I have lived here my whole live and I couldn't have asked for a better place to grow up!
Reviewed by Bethsharber
on September 17, 2012
A fantastic history, beautiful country, and wonderful people!
Reviewed by tery222
on September 17, 2012
This is my home of 25 years. It is a beautiful city that is well preserved and maitained. There is rich history here. There are great festivals and fundraiser parties to attend for the benefit of others in need. My favorite places are any of the downtown shops and restaurants-especially Red Pony, 55 South, Boxwood Bistro, Bunganut Pig. There's always something fun going on and people are so friendly.
Reviewed by dianetsmith
on September 17, 2012
Franklin reminds me of a cherished memory. Warm and friendly, comforting and homey, you feel secure and loved when you walk down the main street. The streets are lined with trees and beautiful old and new homes. Everyone waves as you walk down the street and even when you are driving. Franklin is like a friendly greeting.
Reviewed by sherriepreuss
on September 17, 2012
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