Franklin TN Real Estate
The City of Franklin TN was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin. In the years prior to the Civil War, Williamson County TN was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin TN the center of plantation economy.
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.
Today, Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. This makes us the 10th largest city in Tennessee and the fastest growing. Franklin is known for its small town charm and its superior public school system. Franklin TN has been named one of the TOP 100 Places to live numerous times. Franklin TN real estate has a median price of approximately $275,000 while homes can range from $125,000 to $8 million; although, Alan Jackson’s Franklin TN home, recently sold for a staggering $28 million.