Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County, Tennessee, United States of America. In present times, Franklin has a population of 62.000 people and an area of 30 square miles, but the city was established in 1799. The founder of the city was Abram Maury, Jr., who named the town Franklin in honor of Benjamin Franklin. This city could be also called a city of music, as many notable musicians are either native or residents: Nick Carter, Miley Cyrus and her family, Jimmy Griffin, Brad Paisley, Jack White of the White Stripes and also bands Paramore and Kings of Leon are originally from Franklin. If you want to visit this city, there are some attractions that you should not miss.
Top Attractions within Franklin
Historic Downtown Franklin is the neighborhood of historic homes, located around Third Avenue and Main Street. In the middle of the square of the area, a Civil War Monument can be seen. In the historical part of Franklin there are also many businesses, Main Street being crowded with boutiques, cafeterias and eateries.
Franklin Main Street Festival is an arts & craft festival which unfolds from First to Fifth Avenue and also on Main Street. During this event, 200 artisans and crafters from all over America present their creations. During this festival, the historical area of Franklin is like a huge stage with live theater performances and live music.
Wine Down Main Street is a wine tasting event that is held on the first Friday of each November in Franklin. The wine tasting requires a certain fee and the charitable event raises money for the Boys & Girls Club from Tennessee and Williamson County.
Pumpkinfest is another charitable event held annually in Franklin. On the Saturday before Halloween, a celebration is held - with games, food, music and other types of entertainment. The event is organized in order to raise money for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County..