Franklin | About Franklin
Franklin, Tennessee is in Williamson County and has a population of approximately 62,500. It is located about 18 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee. Historic Downtown Franklin is a huge attraction due to the charming, small-town feel of the restaurants and boutiques. The sense of community, but upscale living is almost addictive to the residents of Historic Downtown Franklin.
Franklin, Tennessee was established October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin. Franklin is most widely known and visited for the Civil War history. The Battle of Franklin took place on November 30, 1864 and was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. More than 8,000 lives were lost. The City of Franklin went from a quiet, wealthy town to a struggling Civil War path. Today, the residents still cherish the history that took place in the town leaving landmarks untouched and hosting ghost tours.