Originally, the land was roamed by the Cherokee Native Americans, who called the area "Nikwasi," meaning "center of activity." This was an ancient and vital Cherokee village. The town of today was founded in 1820.
Today, Franklin is known for its beautiful surrounding forests, mountains, and farmland.
People Born in Franklin
Franklin in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1993 to film scenes of the movie Nell. We filmed at the Angel Medical Center.