About Franklin, Tennessee
Experience a great American main street as you walk the brick-lined sidewalks of historic Franklin’s 15-block downtown district. The area includes specialty shops, entertainment options, antiques, restaurants, and more. History lovers flock to Williamson County to experience Franklin’s Civil War history, and to explore historic gems such as the Carter House and the Carnton Plantation.
Franklin’s historic downtown district abounds with Victorian and antebellum architecture, making for an unforgettable excursion. Annual festivals and walking tours add extra spice to Franklin’s main street throughout the year. The Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile stretch of scenic wonder with endless hiking trails, meanders through Williamson County and the surrounding Tennessee counties.
Williamson County features lovely and scenic countryside and the several surrounding communities including Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Fairview, College Grove (The Grove), Leiper’s Fork, and Grassland. This sought-after County consists of 379,520 acres and has an annual average temperature of 59.4 degrees F; annual average precipitation of 46 inches; annual average snowfall of 8.2 inches; and an elevation at Town Square (Historic Franklin) of 650 ft. above sea level. Home to country music stars and the rest of us, Franklin / Williamson County, located in Middle Tennessee, is a great place to live, work, and play.