Franklin is a city in, and the county seat of, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. About 21 miles (34 km) south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area and Middle Tennessee. As of 2017, its estimated population was 78,321, and it is the seventh-largest city in Tennessee.
Williamson County was primarily rural into the late 20th century, with an economy based on traditional commodity crops and livestock. In the 19th century, part of its economy (especially the cultivation of tobacco and hemp) depended on slavery, and after the American Civil Wa...
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