Welcome to Franklin
Founded in 1799, Franklin lives and breathes its history like no other. Located just 20 minutes south of Nashville, the uniquely elegant shops downtown offer a variety of restaurants, entertainment, boutiques, gift shops, galleries, and other icons like Historic Main Street, the 1938 Franklin Theatre, and centennial, even bi-centennial homes, and businesses. Franklin melds its unique history into a story of growth, prosperity, and togetherness. In addition to its nationally recognized and top-rated schools, Franklin is consistently named one of America's best places to live. Franklin is truly a charming place to settle as it embodies a commitment to community, a soul-deep feature of the South.