Franklin Essential Info

Overview

Franklin is a city in Tennessee, just a few miles south of Nashville, that has recently seen a lot of successful revitalization and development. There are two main areas of interest: One is the Cool Springs area, which is identified by its corporate and retail growth surrounding one of the largest malls in the Southeast, the CoolSprings Galleria. The other is historic downtown Franklin which retains much of its small town charm. It is a walkable, friendly historic downtown district, recognized as a Great American Main Street.

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  1. Thousands of historic tourists each year to visit the site of the Battle of Franklin, Carnton Plantation, the Carter House and many other historic locations throughout Franklin.
  2. The City of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin.
  3. The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, and was one of the war's bloodiest battles, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital.

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