About Franklin, KY
Why we love Franklin.
Franklin is a beautiful, prosperous community, centrally located in Simpson County, Kentucky. Comfortably situated between Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green. Franklin has a swiftly growing economy, strong agriculture, as well small town quaintness and strongly held family values. In the Franklin community, citizens consider one another as family. They work together, and play together to maintain a community.
Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin, is the county seat of Simpson County, Kentucky. Approximately 17,500 people live in Simpson County As of 2013, this 4th-class city’s population was estimated to be 8,687. The median income for the 3,251 households in the city was $32,001, and the median income for a family was $38,807.
Franklin generally has hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, the area is characterized by a humid subtropical climate. The city gets 48 inches of rain per year. Snowfall is a measly 6 inches. An estimate of 82 days per year have measurable precipitation, and there is an average of 210 sunny days annually in Franklin, KY. July’s high is around 94 degrees, while January low is 31.
Over the years, Franklin has been home to famous people, such as Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Blanton, actress Annie Potts, PGA golfer Kenny Perry, Joker Phillips, and many more. Also, on May 1, 1968, Reverend Leslie Chapman married Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash at the Methodist church in Franklin.
Places to see in Franklin, NY include the Franklin Drive-In, Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course, the Kentucky Downs Racecourse, and many galleries and museums.
Franklin is a great place to raise a family or just to visit. It’s strong community and history make this place truly special.