Franklin, Tennessee

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"

Description

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.

Franklin and Leiper's Fork is drenched in southern hospitality and welcomes all walks of life as if they were long lost friends and family.
Reviewed by AprilCan
on April 20, 2012
Beautiful place. Lots of history, fun places to visit, and good food. The many festivals held downtown throughout the year, especially Dickens of a Christmas, are so fun. Perfect place to visit. Even better place to live.
Reviewed by KYWildCats12
on April 20, 2012
If love biking, then Franklin is a must! It has great scenic roads over rolling hills through hamlet communities.
Reviewed by mattbaldree
on April 20, 2012
Franklin is a quintessential small town. Historic and quaint. But what makes it the best is the friendly shopowners and townspeople.
Reviewed by Ragamuffin11
on April 18, 2012
Franklin is the best small city in America. Its historic nature along with his friendly people make it the best place to visit and live.
Reviewed by tnfamily
on April 18, 2012
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Population

62,487

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