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Overview

Introduction to Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson county, is 17 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is conveniently located inside the Nashville metropolitan area.

Franklin History

The city of Franklin was founded in 1799. It was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, after whom the Williamson County was named. The city was the site of the historic Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War. Even though the city was one of the wealthiest in the state leading up to the mid 19th century, its economy was shattered due to the Civil War and it took over 100 years to regain the pre-war prosperity. Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County.

Franklin and nearby Attractions

  • Pinkerton Park
  • Blackhorse Park at Fieldstone Farms
  • Carter House
  • Kenny Perry's Country Creek Golf Course
  • Franklin Civil War Museum
  • Lotz House Museum

Things To Do In Franklin

The Boiler Room Theatre and Maggie’s Bark Park are popular local recreational spots. One can also visit the Carnton Plantations from Franklin. The Franklin Civil War Museum is located in the city as well. Kenny Perry's Country Creek Golf Course provides facilities for golfers. Local festivals include the Natchez Trace Powwow, the Williamson County Fair and the Jazz Festival.

Franklin Transportation

Nashville International Airport is nearby.

Franklin Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at David Lipscomb University, Belmont University Tennessee State University and Nashville State Technical Institute.

People

Total Population 68,549
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 34,406
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 60.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.2%
Median Earnings25+ $51,547
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,869
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,040

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,434
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,143
Median House Value $321,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.2%
Irish 15.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Franklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Williamson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37064, 37067, 37069
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37065, 37068
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.925
Longitude -86.868

Franklin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FRANKLIN SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 54.3 inches
Station NEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station NASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Franklin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kingfield (37064)

Peytonsville (37064)

Rudderville (37064)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 39,974 $151,446
Fairview 8,121 $70,969
La Vergne 34,081 $55,983
Nolensville 6,361 $111,048
Pegram 2,166 $63,787
Spring Hill 32,831 $84,793

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Franklin Public Libraries

Library
Williamson County Public Library
611 WEST MAIN STREET
Franklin, Tennessee
(615) 794-3105

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Franklin Hospitals

WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2021 CAROTHERS RD BOX 681600
(615) 435-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
810 HILLSBORO RD
615-794-3736
Serves 1,693 students.

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5050 MALLORY LA
615-791-7787
Serves 1,588 students.

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6281 ARNO RD
615-794-6385
Serves 1,108 students.

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