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Welcome to Franklin ...

The city of Franklin is located in Williamson County<1> and is the County Seat for Williamson County.

When the people of Franklin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Franklinite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Franklin has a population of 83,197 people<3> (see below for details).

Franklin is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Franklin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Franklin lies within the (615) area code.

The ZIP code for Franklin: 37064<5>

The community of Franklin was established in 1799.

Websites for Franklin ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Franklin had an population of 83,197 people. This is an increase of 33.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 98.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin had a population of 62,487 people (or 34.11% of the total population of Williamson County). This makes Franklin the county's most populous community.

The population of Franklin represents 0.98% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 62,487 people, the population of Franklin increased 49.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 41,842 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Franklin.

Communities Also Named Franklin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 84 communities that are also named Franklin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (4), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Franklin.

Communities near Franklin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Franklin.

  • Nashville - Davidson
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville - Davidson
    • Nashville - Davidson lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Franklin.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 670,820 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville - Davidson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville - Davidson
  • Smyrna
  • Spring Hill
  • Brentwood
  • La Vergne
  • Morrow
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    • Morrow lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Franklin.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 29,304 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrow have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrow
  • Nolensville
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    • Nolensville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Franklin.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolensville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolensville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nolensville<8>
  • Fairview
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    • Fairview lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Franklin.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,599 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<8>
  • Jefferson Pike
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Pike
    • Jefferson Pike lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Franklin.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,370 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Pike
  • Thompson's Station
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    • Thompson's Station lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Franklin.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,973 people
    • Former name for Thompson's Station:
    • Littlebury
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson's Station
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson's Station<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Franklin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Franklin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Franklin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Franklin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklin. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Franklin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Franklin ...

Looking for more information about Franklin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Franklin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Franklin.

Adding Franklin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Franklin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Franklin was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Franklin in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Franklin.

The official website for Franklin:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Williamson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Franklin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Franklin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Franklin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Franklin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Franklin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Franklin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Franklin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Franklin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FranklinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9246, Longitude: -86.8703    
<7>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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