Faith Groups in Franklin

Summer on Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Courtesy of Visit Franklin.

America’s Favorite Main Street

Just 17 miles south of Nashville, Franklin’s Great American Main Street runs through the heart of a 16-block historic district brimming with music, shopping, and, of course, Southern hospitality. Along Franklin’s Main Street, you’ll find unique local boutiques, Southern comfort food, upscale home decor, art galleries, and more.

Long before Franklin became this city it is today, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War was fought on its grounds on November 30, 1864. Faith was already established in the city at that time, and many churches opened their doors as a refuge to wounded soldiers. Today, these former Battle of Franklin field hospitals continue to provide hope and healing to the community while Franklin’s faith continues to grow.

Franklin's Historic Churches


First United Methodist

Franklin’s oldest congregation, Franklin First United Methodist Church, was founded in 1799. Its current building was completed in 1871.


St. Paul’s Episcopal

Founded in 1827 and erected in 1831, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church gathers in the oldest standing church building in Franklin today.


Historic Presbyterian

First organized in 1811, Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church moved to its current location in 1842. After a fire in 1905, the church was rebuilt in 1908.

Faith in Franklin Today


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