Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin, Tennessee

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official_name = Franklin, Tennessee
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Franklin, Tennessee


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Tennessee
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Williamson

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area_total_km2 = 78.0
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 41842
population_density_km2 = 538.0
population_density_sq_mi = 1393.3

timezone = Central (CST)
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Franklin is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Tennessee, United States.GR|6 The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census.

History

The City of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named.

For most of its first 180 years, Franklin was a tranquil, small county seat. In the years prior to the American Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin was the center of plantation economy.

However, 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, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital. (See [http://www.carter-house.org/ The Carter House] and http://www.carnton.org/ The Carnton Plantation] .) It took 120 years for the county's economy to reach pre-war levels.

Franklin has grown from a very small, agricultural community into a strong blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 41,842 people, 16,128 households, and 11,225 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,393.3 people per square mile (538.0/km²). There were 17,296 housing units at an average density of 575.9/sq mi (222.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.53% Caucasian, 10.35% Black, 4.84% Hispanic/Latino, 1.61% Asian, 0.24% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races.

There were 16,128 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $65,506, and the median income for a family was $69,431. Males had a median income of $50,226 versus $31,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,160. About 5.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable events

*In November 1864, the Second Battle of Franklin of the Civil War took place, with the first fifteen minutes being the most bloody fifteen minutes in all American history.Fact|date=December 2007
*The movie premieres of "Friday Night Lights" and "Elizabethtown" were held in Franklin.

Notable residents

* Trace Adkins, country musician, reality TV star
* Kix Brooks, one half of Brooks & Dunn
* Miley Cyrus, actress and singer aka Hannah Montana; "born in Franklin"
* Alex Beaton, Scottish folk singer
* Aaron Benward, country singer
* Luke Benward, Billy Forrester in "How To Eat Fried Worms"
* Alice Lee, 2000 Libertarian Party candidate for President
* Steve Camp, contemporary artist / evangelical minister
* Nick Carter, singer
* Paul Colman, singer / songwriter / member of The Newsboys, Christian music
* Sheryl Crow, singer / songwriter
* Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian singer/songwriter
* Walter Egan, Singer [ [http://www.walteregan.net/ WalterEgan.net - Official Web Site of Walter Egan ] ]
* Sara Evans [http://marriage.about.com/od/entertainmen1/a/saraevans.htm Sara Evans and Craig Schelske Marriage Profile ] ] , Country Singer
* Jeff Fisher, head coach of the NFL team, Tennessee Titans
* Troy Gentry [http://hollywood.outsidethebeltway.com/category/notables/troy-lee-gentry/ Troy Lee Gentry » Gone Hollywood ] ] , country singer and one-half of country music duo Montgomery Gentry
* Will Hoge, singer/songwriter, born and raised in Franklin
* Alan Jackson [http://www.bertwhite.com/ajhouseweb2004/index.htm AJ's Home Franklin Tennessee June 2004 ] ] , Country Singer

* George Jones, country singer
* Ashley Judd, actress
* Wynonna Judd, singer
* Naomi Judd, singer
* Nicole Kidman [http://www.bergproperties.com/blog/nicole-kidman-and-keith-urban-sell-their-four-bedroom-house-in-nashville-for-236m-and-buy-36-acres-on-old-hillsboro-road-in-franklin-tn-for-245m/2778/celebrities Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sell their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36M and buy 36 acres on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN for $2.45M ] ] , actress
* Alison Krauss, singer
* David LaBruyere, songwriter / producer / touring bassist for John MayerFact|date=April 2008
* Burney Lamar, NASCAR DriverFact|date=May 2008
* TobyMac, Christian rap singer
* Michael McDonald, singer
* George Maney, Confederate general in the American Civil War
* David Meece, Christian musician
* Krystal Meyers [http://www.myspace.com/krystalmeyers MySpace.com - Krystal Meyers - Nashville, Tennessee - Rock / Pop / Christian - www.myspace.com/krystalmeyers ] ] , pop punk / Christian rock singer
* Nicole C. Mullen, singer / songwriter Christian & R&B musicFact|date=April 2008
*Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of the Big Idea Productions Christian series VeggieTales
* Brad Paisley, country singer
* Jordan Pruitt [http://myspace.com/jordanpruitt MySpace.com - Jordan Pruitt - FRANKLIN, Tennessee - Pop - www.myspace.com/jordanpruitt ] ] , Pop / R&B Singer
* Chris Rice pop/Christian singer
* Michael W. Smith [http://www.franklinis.com/michael-w-smith-s930 Michael W. Smith - Franklin TN - FranklinIs.Com ] ] , pop / Christian singer
* Joe Smyth, drummer for Sawyer Brown
* Rebecca St. James, Christian singer
* James Storm, professional wrestler
* Hank Sweeney, baseball player
* Billy Strange, singer, songwriter for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr.
* Gary Talley, guitarist for The Boxtops
* Niki Taylor, supermodelFact|date=May 2008
* Derrick Turnbow, baseball player
* Carrie Underwood, country music artist
* Keith Urban [http://www.bergproperties.com/blog/nicole-kidman-and-keith-urban-sell-their-four-bedroom-house-in-nashville-for-236m-and-buy-36-acres-on-old-hillsboro-road-in-franklin-tn-for-245m/2778/celebrities Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban sell their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36M and buy 36 acres on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN for $2.45M ] ] , country singer
* Darrell Waltrip, 3-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion
* Taylor Ware [ [http://www.yenra.net/yodel/ Yahoo Yodel Challenge ] ] , country singer
* Holly Watson, Christian singer, tv spokeswoman
* Paramore members Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, Jeremy Davis and Zac Farro
* Kirk Whalum, jazz / blues saxophonist
* Adam Wright, rugby player
* Sterling Marlin, NASCAR driver
* Bridget Bechtel, Bechtel Construction CEO

External links

* [http://www.franklin-gov.com/ City of Franklin]
* [http://www.franklinis.com/ Franklin Is]


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