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.

We have chosen Franklin to be our home twice in our married life. People are friendly and proud of their "home"town. Main Street has beautiful southern charm, and offers great shopping, wonderful dining, and downtown festivals that can't be found anywhere else!
Reviewed by tinamajors
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is a lovely town with friendly people and a great community atmosphere. Love it!
Reviewed by sandinshoes
on September 17, 2012
From the history, to the culture, to the people, to the land ~ you cannot beat Franklin, Tennessee! The charm is captivating!
Reviewed by auctioneerist
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is a beautiful, historic town! It's Downtown area is quaint, clean and full of activities for the community and tourist. When you visit you must eat at Puckett's Gro.
Reviewed by Andy53
on September 17, 2012
Franklin, Tennessee is the most beautiful town in America because it brings you back to simpler times. Thriving downtown. Wonderful Merchants and Restaurants. So many family friendly activities. Wonderful Parks. You must come see it for yourself!
Reviewed by nancybtenn
on September 17, 2012
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