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Franklin my dear … is a gateway to the captivating world of historical figures and the profound Civil War history that unfolds within the charming city of Franklin, Tennessee.

Delve into the annals of time as we uncover the lives and legacies of the remarkable individuals who shaped Franklin’s destiny. From visionary leaders and influential statesmen to brave soldiers and passionate activists, their stories resonate through the ages, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of our city.

As you walk in the footsteps of these historical figures, you’ll uncover the echoes of a turbulent past. Franklin stands as a living testament to the events that unfolded during the Civil War, holding within its soil the sacrifices, triumphs, and heartaches that shaped a nation. Explore the battlefields where brave soldiers clashed, and reflect upon the profound impact these conflicts had on our country’s history.

With its strategic location and pivotal role in the war, Franklin witnessed both the exhilaration of victory and the depths of sorrow. Feel the weight of history as you visit the sites where courageous acts of valor and heartbreaking losses unfolded, immersing yourself in the stories of those who lived through this transformative era.

Yet, beyond the battles and the bloodshed, Franklin’s history is woven with tales of resilience, compassion, and the enduring human spirit. Discover the unsung heroes and heroines who fought not with weapons, but with their voices, working tirelessly to forge a path toward justice and equality.

As you embark on this historical journey, prepare to be inspired, moved, and enlightened. Witness the transformative power of history as it shapes our present and illuminates our future. Let the stories of these remarkable figures ignite your curiosity, deepen your understanding, and leave you with a profound appreciation for the enduring legacy they have bestowed upon our beloved city.


Kimberly Clutsam is thrilled to tell the historical stories of the wonderful town and people of Franklin! She moved to  Franklin, Tennessee with her husband and three children in 2017, but the city captured her heart more than thirty years ago. 

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