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.

I love living in this town
Reviewed by jansmith
on September 17, 2012
Great downtown area.
Reviewed by ftirss
on September 17, 2012
My zipcode is Tokyo Japab but my heart resides in Franklin. Franklin is one of the cutest, friendliest small towns in the south. From street festivals, shopping at LuLus or sippin a cocktail at the Red Pony. Just one visit and you'll be hooked.
Reviewed by Gonzaginza
on September 17, 2012
Franklin used to be called "Tennessee's Handsomest Town." Now we say it's just beautiful. I've travelled all over this country--visited 49 states--and can say I've never seen a prettier one!
Reviewed by Margie
on September 17, 2012
I became 'acquainted' with the town of Franklin about ten years ago, when my son relocated there. It's a beautiful, historic city~friendly people etc and frankly, I can't think of anything not to like!!
Reviewed by juneemoonee
on September 17, 2012
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