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.

Great atmosphere- fun unique shops- great restaurants- friendly people
Festivals several times a year
Only downside is that the shops close early
Reviewed by Laurahamm
on May 3, 2012
Such a great place to live and enjoy life. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Come on by and see for yourself.
Reviewed by hardinrob
on May 2, 2012
I was born and raised in Franklin, TN and I am so blessed to live in such a wonderful town. Our tea is the sweetest, our porches have rocking chairs and swings, and everyone's heart is blessed.
Reviewed by Sarahbstep
on May 2, 2012
Franklin has so much to offer everyone! Historic sites; great restaurants from Italian pizza to an Irish pub; ghost tours; Dicken's Christmas; incredible shopping ... activities for people of all ages and interests.
Reviewed by Firewriter
on April 30, 2012
The friendliest Visitor Center in the world!
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on April 20, 2012
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