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Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County

Located about 20 miles south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area. Franklin is ranked as the seventh-largest city in Tennessee. The city of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and named after national founding father Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress after whom Williamson County was named. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Franklin was fought in the city on November 30, 1864, resulting in almost 10,000 casualties (killed, wounded, captured, and missing). Forty-four buildings were converted to use as field hospitals. The Carter, Carnton, and the Lotz historic homes are still standing from this era. Long a suburb to Nashville, Tennessee, Franklin has expanded more than fivefold since 1980, when its population was 12,407. In 2012, it had an estimated population of 68,280. Franklin, TN has numerous health-care related businesses, including HealthSpring, Clarcor, Community Health Systems, Healthways, Home Instead Senior Care, MedSolutions Inc, and Renal Advantage Inc. In addition, Magazines.com, the Provident Music Group, World Christian Broadcasting, gas utility Atmos Energy's Kentucky/Mid-States division, and Nissan's North American headquarters are based in Franklin. Upcoming projects that will help the economy are Ovation, Northside, Berry Farms, Triangle Tire Company's North American Headquarters, and the relocation of CKE Restaurants corporate headquarters to Cool Springs.

Private schools in Franklin, TN

Battle Ground Academy Benton Hall School The Classical Academy of Franklin Franklin Christian Academy Grace Christian Academy Heritage Covenant School Montessori School of Franklin New Hope Academy St. Matthews Catholic School Willow Hall Academy

Higher education near Franklin, TN

Belmont University, Williamson County Campus Columbia State Community College, Franklin Campus Lipscomb University O'More College of Design Williamson College

Local Events:
Main Street Festival

Pumpkinfest

Dickens of a Christmas

Public Schools:
Williamson County School District

Franklin Special School District

ZIP Codes:
37064, 37067, 37069