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.

This town has it all history,character and charm .Wonderful restaurants and shopping and yes even friendly faces I moved to the area 6 yrs ago and I havent looked back it has so much to offer .
Reviewed by laurieJason
on September 17, 2012
I love Franklin, Tennessee! :)
Reviewed by SerenityJoy
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is the perfect date-nite town. A stroll downtown is beautiful, entertaining, romantic and homey. This city has done a wonderful job of maintaining such a warm, cozy feeling.
Reviewed by SBartlett
on September 17, 2012
It's the most beautiful place on earth with good collections of Southern foods and historic sites.
Reviewed by AiNguyen
on September 17, 2012
We stopped in Franklin for a cup of coffee while on a road trip in 2005 and ended up buying a house! It's charm and nostalgia captivated us and we've never looked back. We love Franklin, Tennessee and think it's one of the most beautiful, friendly, sophisticated cities in America.
Reviewed by ToniBirdsong
on September 17, 2012
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