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.
- LOVE this town1 The downtown is so historic and so quaint. Great food, great people, great weather.
- on April 12, 2012
- The FRIENDLIEST visitor center around and all the wonderful nice people everywhere we go!!
- on April 11, 2012
- Moved to Franklin 5 years ago and to this day walk the streets and comment on just how beautiful is is. This sweet little town has it all, story book Americana, rolling hills and a village that rivals just about any other filled with shops and restaurants that would keep anyone busy for hours on end.
- on April 9, 2012
- my american sweet dream
- on April 4, 2012
- Franklin is truly one of the most beautiful places on the Earth. Its rolling country roads going by dairy and crop farms make my heart melt as I'm cycling by. I look around and think "this is God's country".
- on April 4, 2012