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. There are an estimated 41,842 people in Franklin.
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.
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.