City of Franklin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
N 35° 55.512 W 086° 52.135
16S E 511825 N 3975660
The City of Franklin has numerous Civil War related sites. The city served as a battleground on two seperate occasions in the Civil War.
Waymark Code: WMA01
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 04/06/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 38

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. For most of its first 180 years, Franklin was a tranquil, small county seat. In the years prior to the Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin the center of plantation economy. Two Presidents made visits to Franklin and three Secretaries of War were from the immediate area. However, the Civil War devastated the economy. Union troops occupied the area for nearly three years. The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, and was one of the war's bloodiest battles, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital. It took 120 years for the county's economy to reach pre-war levels.

More Information:

Wikipedia - Battle of Franklin

Type of site: Battlefield

109 Third Ave., South
Franklin, TN USA

Phone Number: 615-791-3268

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions: Not listed

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