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 Franklin is a unique blend of history and progress. Since our beginning in 1799, we have grown from a tiny, agricultural community into a strong blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens. There is much to see and do in Franklin, from a Civil War battlefield, to a host of museums and antebellum mansions, to our thriving downtown shopping area and the Cool Springs Galleria. Just a few miles from town is the Natchez Trace Parkway, and if you like antiques, Franklin has some of the best shops in TenneDowntown Franklinssee.

Downtown Franklin, comprised of a beautiful 15 block historic district, offers true Southern hospitality with a great American Main Street and 200 years of rich history. Visitors will find commemorative brick sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, lovely Victorian architecture, and stunning renovated historic buildings – all located in the heart of Franklin. Downtown Franklin offers elegant shopping, restaurants, antique shops, a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, professional services, and more.

For more information on visiting Franklin, Tennessee, please contact our Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (866) 253-9207 or

Franklin named one of America's dozen Distinctive Destinations

Distictive Destination WinnerThe National Trust for Historic Preservation has given Franklin the prestigious title of Distinctive Destination for offering an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture and a strong commitment to historic preservation. Read more... [PDF]


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That's why people move to Franklin.  They want to live where they have some of the best schools in Tennessee including the Franklin Special School District and the Williamson County Schools.  The City of Franklin also  features award winning parks known for their beauty, fun playgrounds for the kids and sporting activities, plus we have two parks just for dogs!  Franklin has won numerous awards!  One is for our great neighborhoods from the American Planning Association.  Who wouldn't want to live here.

buying honey farmers marketThe links on this page offer you the ability to conduct your business online, find business and associations in our community guide and there is information for  new residents just moving to our fine City.  You can also learn how to Live Green in Franklin and sign up for green tips, learn about City Projects and learn about upcoming meetings.

We are here to serve you.  Please don't hesitate to contact any of our City Departments or Administration for your comments or requests or contact us online.

Thanks for making Franklin one of the Best Small Towns in the South according to Garden and Gun Magazine 2014!