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Parks & Recreation
Historical Sites & Points of Interest
(pick your own): includes Farms listed below
Golden Bell Farm (Formerly "Cedar Brae Berry Farm") - Blueberries
Boyd Mill Farm - Blackberries
Morning Glory Orchard - Apples and Pumpkins
Vine Hill Farm - Strawberries
Franklin History and Fun Facts
Just 25 minutes from the Nashville International Airport and 20 minutes from Downtown Nashville, Williamson County is bisected from north to south by Interstate 65. Highway 96 East (Murfreesboro Road), Highway 431 (Hillsboro Road), and Highway 31 (Franklin Road) serve as gateways leading directly into the heart of Franklin, the county seat.
The City of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named.
In the years prior to the Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin was the center of plantation economy. The Civil War devastated the economy and the Union troops occupied the area for nearly three years. The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864. The Battle of Franklin resulted in nearly 10,000 casualties and required forty-four buildings, including the Carton Plantation, to be turned into field hospitals. In NOvember 1864, the Second Battle of Franklin of the Civil War took place, with the first fifteen minutes being the most bloody fifteen minutes in all American history. It took nearly 120 years for the county's economy to reach pre-war levels.
Franklin is home to many well known celebrities including, but not limited to: Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sara Evans, Jeff Fisher, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Ashley Judd, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Nicole Kidman, Alison Krauss, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Darrel Waltrip, & many others.
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