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 is a beautiful town!
Reviewed by northview73
on September 17, 2012
Southern charm to the nth degree!
Reviewed by Connie
on September 17, 2012
My vote for most beautiful town is Franklin, Tennessee, a quaint and lovely little town near Nashville. Franklin feels like 'Mayberry' and the people are just as lovely! The downtown is a historic district with wonderful little shops and places to eat. There are festivals that fill the streets of downtown going on throughout the year. It's a place where you can enjoy walking the downtown area and probably see someone you know waving as they drive by!
Reviewed by Juanita
on September 17, 2012
No better place on earth to live, work, or visit than Franklin, TN.
Reviewed by kathryn3101
on September 17, 2012
I liked Franklin, TN so much...I moved there. Franklin is a small town with an emphasis on it's historic values and down town. Main street is always a buzz with events. Surrounded by the beautiful TN hills and country side it has four full seasons to enjoy year round.
Reviewed by bobtat
on September 17, 2012
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