Franklin, the county seat, was founded in 1799 and named after Benjamin Franklin. It is a unique blend of well-preserved history and progress having grown from a tiny, agricultural community into a vibrant county of residential, commercial and corporate citizens.
Morning Glory Orchard is a local, 2nd generation family-owned farm, providing seasonal fun for all ages! Growing apples, peaches and produce, the farm is open for visitors from mid-June until early November, depending on the weather.
Homestead Manor is an event facility for weddings, corporate functions, family reunions, music video shoots and more. The historic plantation manor, with its 50-acre grounds, is the perfect location for any event!
This beautiful 16-block historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is a 'Great American' Main Street experience! Centered by the town square and surrounded by lovely Victorian architecture, this vibrant Main Street offers more than history.
The original ownership of this house is not known for certain, but Richard Andrews bought the property in 1834 from Benjamin Tappan. Lydia Heath who lived here until her death in 1919, bought it in 1858.