Franklin, Tennessee is located in Williamson County, south of Nashville. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the city was officially founded in 1799. One of the historical events it is known for is being the location of one of the worst battles of the Civil War. It has become a popular tourist destination because of its history, and the many historic places that still exist. Franklin was given the title of Distinctive Destination by The National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2009. Today approximately 74,800 people call Franklin home.
There are many beautiful things worth taking the time to visit in this historic city. Downtown Franklin’s Historic District covers some 15 blocks and captures 200 years of the city’s rich history. Downtown historic buildings have been carefully renovated; Victorian architecture mixes with restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and various other avenues for shopping. In the historic district, you will also find The Lotz House, which offers fine antiques as part of the story told of the lives of families living in the Civil War era. History lovers will also appreciate the Carnton. Built by former mayor Randal McGavock, it was a large farm with working slaves prior to the Civil War. Here the Battle of Franklin took place, and Carnton became a field hospital after the battle. In 1866 the McGavock Confederate Cemetery was established nearby and holds the remains of almost 1,500 southern soldiers.
The real estate options in Franklin include a mixture of restored historic homes and lovely newer homes. Many Franklin homes are of brick construction, from the ranch style to the Victorian or Colonial style. There are also renovated homes with wood siding, and newer townhomes and condominiums in Franklin. In addition to being known for its history and an amazing variety of amenities, Franklin is also a family-friendly city that many claim has a small-town feel to it. Beyond the local shopping options, the city has easy access to many other cities and towns for additional shopping and recreation. Another benefit to consider is that the Franklin schools are highly rated. When you consider the many amenities in this area, it is obviously a must-consider destination for home buyers in the Nashville area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Franklin, Tennessee, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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