Fact Sheet

Only 17 Miles South of Nashville

Franklin and all the unique communities of Williamson County are located just minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee, easily accessible off Interstate 65 & State Route 840. Nashville International Airport is only 24 miles from downtown Franklin and offers over 585 flights daily from 22 airlines with nonstop service to more than 100 markets.

The Necessary Numbers

Population: 88,000 (Franklin) & 267,000 (Williamson County)

Time Zone: Central

Airport: Nashville International Airport (24 miles from downtown Franklin)

Access by Road: Easily accessible off Interstate 65 & State Route 840

Hotel Rooms: 6,000+

Restaurants: 500+

Making An Impact

"Tourism is Real Money in Williamson County"

Tourism's Economic Impact on Williamson County (2022): $1.195 billion

Visitor Spending Per Day (2022): $3.28 million

Total Visitors (2022): 1.9 million

Tourism Industry Employees: 7,500

Tax Savings Per Household in Williamson County Because of Tourism (2022): $1,522

Did You Know?

  • Franklin’s Main Street is designated a ‘Great American Main Street’ by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Franklin was the site of the Civil War’s Battle of Franklin in 1864.
  • The Carter House office building is the most bullet-riddled building still standing from the Civil War.
  • Franklin’s downtown public square is home to the “March to Freedom” statue honoring USCT soldiers. At its installation, it was only the sixth of its kind in the United States, but first displayed in a city’s public square.
  • The Masonic Hall in downtown Franklin (est. 1809) is the oldest continually operated Lodge in Tennessee and was the site of a historic meeting between President Andrew Jackson and American Indian Tribes in 1830.
  • The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway that runs through Franklin & Leiper’s Fork is the eighth most visited National Park in the United States.
  • Franklin is the pilot city for the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS national initiative. Historic Main Street is lined with fresh dog bowls and features over 100 shops, businesses, and pet-friendly restaurants.
  • Franklin is the 15th fastest-growing large city in the United States, growing over 32% since 2010.
  • Franklin is home to 25% of Tennessee’s INC. 5000 companies, including over 40 national and international corporate headquarters.
  • FirstBank Amphitheater, which opened in 2021, is the only amphitheater located in a former rock quarry in North America.