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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population70,625
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+36,074
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.3%
Median Earnings25+$52,073
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,739
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,804

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,655
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,221
Median House Value$342,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
German15.6%
English15.1%
Irish14.6%
Italian5.3%
Scottish3.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Polish1.9%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
African0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Australian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Franklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Williamson County
Standard Zip Codes37064, 37067, 37069
P.O. Box Zip Codes37065, 37068
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.88
Approximate Longitude-86.95

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)

StationFRANKLIN SEWAGE PLANT
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip54.3 inches
StationNEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationNASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood40,873$159,867
Fairview8,271$69,599
La Vergne34,451$58,834
Nolensville6,724$111,919
Pegram2,292$76,111
Spring Hill34,364$85,193

Franklin Public Libraries

Williamson County Public Library
1314 COLUMBIA AVE
Franklin, Tennessee
(615) 595-1240

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Franklin Hospitals

Williamson Medical Center
(Government - Local)
4321 Carothers Parkway
(615) 435-5000

Franklin Public Schools

Franklin Elementary
1501 Figuers Dr
ZIP: 37064
(615) 794-1187
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Franklin High School
810 Hillsboro Rd
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4450
High
Total Enrollment 1747
Fred J Page High School
6281 Arno Rd
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4730
High
Total Enrollment 937
Fred J Page Middle School
6262 Arno Rd
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4760
Middle
Total Enrollment 1056
Freedom Intermediate
840 Glass La
ZIP: 37064
(615) 790-4718
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Freedom Middle School
750 Hwy 96 West
ZIP: 37064
(615) 794-0987
Middle
Total Enrollment 595
Grassland Middle School
2390 Hillsboro Rd
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 921
Hillsboro Elementary/ Middle School
5412 Pinewood Rd
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4560
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Johnson Elementary
815 Glass La
ZIP: 37064
(615) 794-4837
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Liberty Elementary
600 Liberty Pk
ZIP: 37064
(615) 790-0892
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Moore Elementary
1061 Lewisburg Pk
ZIP: 37064
(615) 790-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Oak View Elem School
2390 Henpeck La
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4710
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Pearre Creek Elementary School
1811 Townsend Bl
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-5150
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Poplar Grove 5-8
2959 Del Rio Pk
ZIP: 37064
(615) 790-4721
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
Poplar Grove K-4
2959 Del Rio Pk
ZIP: 37064
(615) 790-4720
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Renaissance High School
108 Everbright Av
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4670
High
Total Enrollment 141
Winstead Elementary School
4080 Columbia Pk
ZIP: 37064
(615) 472-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Centennial High School
5050 Mallory La
ZIP: 37067
(615) 472-4270
High
Total Enrollment 1716
Clovercroft Elementary School
9336 Clovercroft Rd
ZIP: 37067
(615) 472-5170
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Trinity Elementary
4410 Murfreesboro Rd
ZIP: 37067
(615) 472-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Hunters Bend Elementary
2121 Fieldstone Pkwy
ZIP: 37069
(615) 472-4580
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Walnut Grove Elementary
326 Stable Rd
ZIP: 37069
(615) 472-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 662

Franklin Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy
3279 Southall Rd
ZIP: 37064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
Montessori School Of Franklin
244 Noah Dr
ZIP: 37064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
New Hope Academy
1820 Downs Blvd
ZIP: 37064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
The Classical Academy
810 Del Rio Pike
ZIP: 37064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
Willow Hall Academy
4092 Carters Creek Pike
ZIP: 37064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Benton Hall School
2422 Bethlehem Loop Rd
ZIP: 37069
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Franklin Christian Academy
2419 Bethlehem Loop Rd
ZIP: 37069
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 106
Franklin Classical School
1215 Hillsboro Rd
ZIP: 37069
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
St Matthew Catholic School
533 Sneed Rd W
ZIP: 37069
Elementary
Total Enrollment 438
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