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The City of Franklin was founded in 1799 and named after Benjamin Franklin. One of the bloodiest wars in the Civil War took place here, bringing 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 the City. In 2009, The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Franklin the prestigious title of Distinctive Destination for offering an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture and a strong commitment to historic preservation. In the same year the American Planning Association named the downtown Franklin area a Top Ten Great Neighborhood for the Downtown Franklin’s outstanding historic character and architecture and meaningful protection measures the City has adopted to ensure Franklin’s unique sense of place is not compromised by future growth and development.
Business Week Magazine named Franklin one of the Top 50 Cities to Start a Small Business. Some of the other awards we have received recently include:
Money Magazine Top 20 Places to Retire
Money Magazine Top 100 Best Places to Live
Clean Cities Award (TN Dept. Transportation)
Tree City USA
Great American Main Street Award
Preserve America Award
Number One Small Town in Tennessee
One of Five Best Places in America to Antique Shop
Five National Register Historic Districts