There are few places in the south as delightful as historic Franklin, TN. Franklin combines the best of rural Southern hospitality and upscale urban amenities, and as a result, it is regarded as a destination place to live. Located just south of Nashville, we were voted "Best Southern Town" by Garden & Gun in 2014, and we're not surprised. Franklin is a rich community with a thriving local economy, a wide variety of school options, and a great community of churches. Stop by and check out our lovely Main Street, enjoy our celebrated local fine dining, and pop into our location on Church & 3rd to say hello. We love our home, and we think you will too.
It always seems like something is going on in downtown Franklin these days. From our numerous festivals to the weekly Franklin Farmer's Market, there is a never ending stream of family-friendly events and celebrations happening in our town. We are grateful that the Lord has put us at the heart of a place where people know how to get out of their homes and drink in the local sights, tastes, smells and sounds, and truly enjoy the life they've been given in Jesus our Savior.
• With nearly 70,000 residents, Franklin is the 7th largest city in Tennessee
• Check out Downtown Franklin – “America’s Favorite Main Street”
• Wanna walk through the city’s history and highlights? Check out Franklin on Foot
• Popular spots with regular events: The Factory and the historic Franklin Theatre
• Franklin has two school districts: Franklin Special Schools and Williamson County Schools
• Looking for Live Music? Check out Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor and Gray’s on Main
• For local coffee spots, visit Honest Coffee Roasters, Frothy Monkey, and High Brow Brew
Founded in 1799, Franklin was named after founding father Benjamin Franklin. This town has seen some significant history made in its streets and historic buildings. In 1864, Franklin became a battlefield, as the American Civil War entered it's final months. The famous Battle of Franklin, where the forces of Southern Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood launched their ill-timed attack on the northern armies, took place at the heart of downtown Franklin. This battle carries the grim reputation of being the bloodiest 10 minutes of the Civil War. One can still see the war-torn buildings at the Carnton Plantation and the Carter house, where the battle raged at its bloodiest, and tours are available that document these grim moments.
Cornerstone's building at the corner of Church & 3rd was in its infant years at the time of the Battle of Franklin, and was transformed into a hospital for the sick. Men wounded from battle were rushed there to have their wounds tended. We appreciate the symbolic significance of this transformation, and will attest that Cornerstone continues to be a hospital, but now for the sinner and the broken-hearted.