TN: Historic Franklin at Christmastime


Franklin is an adorable little city in the greater Nashville area. It’s known nationally for it’s unusually well-preseved historical character. Just beyond the picturesque main street is the Hincheyville Local Historic District, one of a whopping seven historic districts in Franklin. This early subdivision was carved up in the late 1810’s and contains a number of beautiful historic homes. If you stop by the Franklin tourist center near the main historic downtown, you can pick up a walking tour map done by the local historical preservation group that corresponds to the numbered signs placed in all the district’s yards. Each sign tells the age of the house and it’s name, and if you want to know more about the house or its historic inhabitants, you can look in the walking tour pamphlet.


Last year, Aleksi and I explore the downtown at Christmastime, when all the houses were decked out for the holiday. I haven’t been back to explore any further areas, but I probably will fix that soon (I’ll admit I didn’t know there were so many historic parts of the town until my recent blog-prep googling).






[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more photos of Tennessee.]

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