Williamson County TN is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 126,638, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates its population as of 2008 to be 171,452. Its county seati s Franklin, and it is part of the Nashville Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is named after Hugh Williamson, a North Carolina politician who signed the U.S. Constitution.
Franklin, Tennessee has a unique blend of history and new growth. Founded in 1799 and named after Benjamin Franklin. Approximately 59,000 people live in Franklin. The Cool Springs area is a business, dining and shopping hub with many Fortune 500 companies located here. In 2009, The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Franklin the prestigious title of Distinctive Destination for offering an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture and a strong commitment to historic preservation. In the same year the American Planning Association named the downtown Franklin area a Top Ten Great Neighborhood for the Downtown Franklin’s outstanding historic character and architecture and meaningful protection measures the City has adopted to ensure Franklin’s unique sense of place is not compromised by future growth and development.
One of the bloodiest wars in the Civil War took place here, bringing thousands of historic tourists each year to visit the site of the Battle of Franklin, Carnton Plantation, the Carter House and many other historic locations throughout the city.
Top 10 Employers in Williamson County, Tennessee
1. Cool Springs Galleria 3,500
2. Williamson County Schools 2,500
3. Community Health Systems 1,800
4. Williamson Medical Center 1,300
5. Nissan North American 1,300
6. Williamson County Government/Services 1,076
7. Verizon Wireless 1,000
8. Comdata Corporation 851
9. AIM Healthcare 815
10. Healthways 800
Visit the Williamson County Library
. Find out about reserving books on-line, Classes, Genealogy Workshops, Art Displays, Book Clubs, Story Time, Computer Classes and much more. You can also manage your library account and sign up for Library Bytes the newsletter of the Williamson County Public Library all online.
Ag EXPO Park
Visit the Williamson County AgEXPO Park
website. The AgExpo plays host to numerous types of events each season. Check the calendar of events and find events like the County Fair, horse shows, dog shows, car shows, gun shows and more.
Parks & Recreation
Williamson County Parks & Recreation
has extensive Facilities & Parks covering everything from Aquatics programs, Fitness & Wellness, Theraputic Recreation, Senior Programs, Newsletter, Planning, Arts & Crafts, Special Events & Summer Activities.
The Williamson County Schools
is a student-centered, academically enriching district that supports the collaborative educational efforts of students, teachers, staff, and community. Follow the schools link for information on staff, inclement weather school closings, school board, student resources, parent resources, bus routing and more.
State & Local Links
Discover useful links to various State & Local Websites
Such as State offices, other local City websites,Better Business Bureau, historic sites and more.
WC-TV Channel 3
providing quality local programming showcasing the people, places and events within the Williamson County government and school system, while at the same time serving as a valuable training resource for high school students interested in media production.
Athletics & Sports
Visit the Athletics Department
website for all the latest field condition reports, rain out information. The Athletics division of Parks & Recreation is where you will find info on all the sports programs including Soccer, Softball, Racquetball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Flag Football and more.
Franklin Special School District
The FSSD is a K-8 school system
with approximately 3,900 students enrolled. Students are served by seven schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a balanced calendar K-8 school.