Franklin, Tennessee really is the best of “old & new” lifestyles: small-town coziness and hip sophistication.
our Antebellum plantations and Victorian homes in the downtown
area to our trendy locally-owned restaurants and shopping on
Main Street, you are sure to find something right up your
alley. Franklin is well-represented with five members of
55 South, Noshville, Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant, Red Pony
and Sol. Franklin also has the more modern Cool Springs area
featuring the Cool Springs Galleria as well as major national
restaurants, stores, and services. Cool Springs is also a
business mecca with many Fortune 500 companies located there.
Tennessee was founded in 1799 and named after Benjamin
Franklin who was a good friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, who was
a member of the Continental Congress and the namesake for
Williamson County. Franklin was a very small and peaceful town
until the Civil War. The Battle of Franklin was one of the
bloodiest battles of the entire war. It resulted in over 8000
casualties and turned the majority of the buildings and
private homes into hospitals. Many of these sites can be seen
on The Ghost Tour. The area was occupied by Union Troops for
almost three years. History buffs come to visit the site of
the battle, Carnton Plantation which is the setting of Widow
of the South and the Carter House.