Our historic Franklin home:
Franklin, Tennessee was founded on October 26, 1799 by Abram Maury, Jr., who was also a State Senator and buried with his family in Franklin. Maury named the town after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, and a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named.
The first house in the town of Franklin was built by Ewen Cameron born February 23, 1768 in Balgalkan, Ferintosh, Scotland. Ewen emigrated to Virginia in 1785 and then to Tennessee. Cameron died 28 February, 1846, living forty-eight years in the home. His descendants have lived in Franklin continuously since 1798 when his son Duncan was born.
The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, resulting in almost 10,000 casualties (killed, wounded, captured and missing) and turning forty-four buildings in town into field hospitals. Take a virtual tour of The Battle of Franklin here.
Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County.
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