Welcome to the Franklin County TNGenWeb site!

My name is Susan Wilson James and I am your county host.

I would like to thank Judy Phillips for all her hard work. 98% of what you see on here is all from her! She is a real Gem.

On this site, you will find many FREE resources to assist with your family history research. We are thankful for our many contributors and always welcome more!

Franklin County was formed in 1807 and named after Benjamin Franklin. It is bordered by Coffee, Grundy, Lincoln, Marion, and Moore counties.

Franklin County is not to be confused with the “State of Franklin,” which was formed before statehood or with “Franklin, TN” in Williamson County.

The county seat is Winchester. Other cities and towns in the county include Cowan, Decherd, Estill Springs, Huntland, Alto, Salem, Gum Creek, Oak Grove, Belvidere, Owl Hollow, Wilder’s Chapel.