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.

Reviewed by Steffanie0682
on September 17, 2012
sophisticated, but quaint. modern, but charming. loads of attractions, loads of history, and undeniably engaging and beautiful.
Reviewed by newtondominey
on September 17, 2012
A beaitiful place with great character and southern hospitality.
Reviewed by cjstevens
on September 17, 2012
Downtown Franklin is a wonderful place to visit. From shopping, to dining to just strolling with a good cup of Starbucks. I like to visit in the evening and stroll a little and sit on a bench and relax. Franklin also has great and unique little shops to pick up that perfect gift. Highly recommend
Reviewed by Angblanch
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is a clean, beautiful town.
Reviewed by angelkay11
on September 17, 2012
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