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.

Not just the beautiful town of Franklin, but the countryside and Civil War history of the area make this the best place to visit and live. It's near another great venue called Nashville, where country music was born. Beautiful !!!
Reviewed by bjbolin
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is the best place to live and to visit and of course the most beautiful town ever!
Reviewed by haras
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is my home town. I love it for so many reasons. Annual events throughout the year, such as the main st festival, franklin rodeo, fourth of july, jazz fest, pumpkin fest, dickens of a christmas, to name a few. The Franklin Cinema has been rebuilt. Their grand opening is coming up the first week of June. The city has added sidewalks, flowers, shrubs and trees downtown. It's a great place to be!
Reviewed by celebratetheday
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is a very quaint, quiet, and clean small town. Loved shopping at Wessex and Rye and having lunch at Sol, both right on the main road through town.
Reviewed by jenrbac
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is full of vibrant life. Families, young professionals, and artists. This town is a full blend of diverse culture, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Main Street is like a snap shot of americana. Franklin is unique... and it is home.
Reviewed by chadjarnagin
on September 17, 2012
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