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 have traveled coast to coast and when I had the opportunity to move to middle Tennessee I was ecstatic for the opportunity to move to Franklin, TN. Such a beautiful place and full of people so willing to help. I have been here 8 years and been around the country many times since then and everytime I return to BNA I can not wait until I cross the Franklin city limits!
Reviewed by chadstory
on September 17, 2012
Wouldn't live anywhere else
Reviewed by luffmaj
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is a gorgeous southern town. Very friendly and full of great stories and beautiful scenery.
Reviewed by Davisland4
on September 17, 2012
Born and raised and ready to get back. Had my wedding there last fall and all of our out-of-town guest were so impressed by the beauty of the town and it's people.
Reviewed by waxdaddy23
on September 17, 2012
Once you come to this little spot of heaven, you will never want to leave! Forget big city life, Franklin provides everything you would ever want, beautiful scenery, friendly neighbors, great shopping!
Reviewed by annestnfav
on September 17, 2012
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