- Franklin, Tennessee
official_name = Franklin, Tennessee
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Franklin, Tennessee
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Williamson
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 78.0
area_land_km2 = 77.8
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 30.1
area_land_sq_mi = 30.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 41842
population_density_km2 = 538.0
population_density_sq_mi = 1393.3
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 196
elevation_ft = 643
latd = 35 |latm = 55 |lats = 45 |latNS = N
longd = 86 |longm = 51 |longs = 27 |longEW = W
area_code = 615
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 47-27740GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
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Franklin is a city in and the
county seatof Williamson County, Tennessee, United States.GR|6 The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census.
The City of Franklin was founded
October 26, 1799and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congressfor 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
American Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin was the center of plantation economy.
However, the Civil War devastated the economy. Union troops occupied the area for nearly three years. The
Battle of Franklinwas fought on November 30, 1864, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital. (See [http://www.carter-house.org/ The Carter House] and http://www.carnton.org/ The Carnton Plantation] .) It took 120 years for the county's economy to reach pre-war levels.
Franklin has grown from a very small, agricultural community into a strong blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 41,842 people, 16,128 households, and 11,225 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,393.3 people per square mile (538.0/km²). There were 17,296 housing units at an average density of 575.9/sq mi (222.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.53% Caucasian, 10.35% Black, 4.84% Hispanic/Latino, 1.61% Asian, 0.24% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races.
There were 16,128 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $65,506, and the median income for a family was $69,431. Males had a median income of $50,226 versus $31,531 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $32,160. About 5.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
*In November 1864, the
Second Battle of Franklinof the Civil War took place, with the first fifteen minutes being the most bloody fifteen minutes in all American history.Fact|date=December 2007
*The movie premieres of "Friday Night Lights" and "Elizabethtown" were held in Franklin.
Trace Adkins, country musician, reality TV star
Kix Brooks, one half of Brooks & Dunn
Miley Cyrus, actress and singer aka Hannah Montana; "born in Franklin"
Alex Beaton, Scottish folk singer
Aaron Benward, country singer
Luke Benward, Billy Forrester in "How To Eat Fried Worms"
Alice Lee, 2000 Libertarian Party candidate for President
Steve Camp, contemporary artist / evangelical minister
Nick Carter, singer
Paul Colman, singer / songwriter / member of The Newsboys, Christian music
Sheryl Crow, singer / songwriter
Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian singer/songwriter
Walter Egan, Singer [ [http://www.walteregan.net/ WalterEgan.net - Official Web Site of Walter Egan ] ]
Sara Evans[http://marriage.about.com/od/entertainmen1/a/saraevans.htm Sara Evans and Craig Schelske Marriage Profile ] ] , Country Singer
Jeff Fisher, head coach of the NFL team, Tennessee Titans
Troy Gentry[http://hollywood.outsidethebeltway.com/category/notables/troy-lee-gentry/ Troy Lee Gentry » Gone Hollywood ] ] , country singer and one-half of country music duo Montgomery Gentry
Will Hoge, singer/songwriter, born and raised in Franklin
Alan Jackson[http://www.bertwhite.com/ajhouseweb2004/index.htm AJ's Home Franklin Tennessee June 2004 ] ] , Country Singer
George Jones, country singer
Ashley Judd, actress
Wynonna Judd, singer
Naomi Judd, singer
Nicole Kidman[http://www.bergproperties.com/blog/nicole-kidman-and-keith-urban-sell-their-four-bedroom-house-in-nashville-for-236m-and-buy-36-acres-on-old-hillsboro-road-in-franklin-tn-for-245m/2778/celebrities Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sell their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36M and buy 36 acres on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN for $2.45M ] ] , actress
Alison Krauss, singer
David LaBruyere, songwriter / producer / touring bassist for John MayerFact|date=April 2008
Burney Lamar, NASCAR DriverFact|date=May 2008
TobyMac, Christian rap singer
* Michael McDonald, singer
George Maney, Confederate general in the American Civil War
David Meece, Christian musician
Krystal Meyers[http://www.myspace.com/krystalmeyers MySpace.com - Krystal Meyers - Nashville, Tennessee - Rock / Pop / Christian - www.myspace.com/krystalmeyers ] ] , pop punk / Christian rock singer
Nicole C. Mullen, singer / songwriter Christian & R&B musicFact|date=April 2008
Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of the Big Idea ProductionsChristian series VeggieTales
Brad Paisley, country singer
Jordan Pruitt[http://myspace.com/jordanpruitt MySpace.com - Jordan Pruitt - FRANKLIN, Tennessee - Pop - www.myspace.com/jordanpruitt ] ] , Pop / R&B Singer
Chris Ricepop/Christian singer
Michael W. Smith[http://www.franklinis.com/michael-w-smith-s930 Michael W. Smith - Franklin TN - FranklinIs.Com ] ] , pop / Christian singer
Joe Smyth, drummer for Sawyer Brown
Rebecca St. James, Christian singer
James Storm, professional wrestler
Hank Sweeney, baseball player
Billy Strange, singer, songwriter for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr.
Gary Talley, guitarist for The Boxtops
Niki Taylor, supermodelFact|date=May 2008
Derrick Turnbow, baseball player
Carrie Underwood, country music artist
Keith Urban[http://www.bergproperties.com/blog/nicole-kidman-and-keith-urban-sell-their-four-bedroom-house-in-nashville-for-236m-and-buy-36-acres-on-old-hillsboro-road-in-franklin-tn-for-245m/2778/celebrities Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sell their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36M and buy 36 acres on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN for $2.45M ] ] , country singer
Darrell Waltrip, 3-time NASCAR Winston Cupchampion
Taylor Ware[ [http://www.yenra.net/yodel/ Yahoo Yodel Challenge ] ] , country singer
Holly Watson, Christian singer, tv spokeswoman
Paramoremembers Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, Jeremy Davis and Zac Farro
Kirk Whalum, jazz / blues saxophonist
Adam Wright, rugby player
Sterling Marlin, NASCARdriver
* Bridget Bechtel, Bechtel Construction CEO
* [http://www.franklin-gov.com/ City of Franklin]
* [http://www.franklinis.com/ Franklin Is]
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