Welcome to New College Franklin
What better way to understand New College Franklin than to come to campus, experience classes, meet the faculty and students, and walk around downtown Franklin! New College Franklin welcomes prospective students, family and friends to contact our main office at (615) 815-8360 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
Scheduled visitors are welcome to sit in on classes, meet with students, alumni, faculty and administrators as well as tour our campus. We highly recommend visiting our campus any time of the year! You can join us for our Fall or Spring Prospective Weekends, but you are welcome to schedule a visit any time.
The Historic Downtown Chapel was originally built by First Baptist Church in 1849. Although the building was damaged in the Civil War, it was rebuilt, then rebuilt again in 1890 after a fire. The First Baptist congregation moved about two miles away in 1988 and sold a collection of buildings, including the chapel, to Christ Community Church. In March of 2012, Cornerstone bought the Chapel from Christ Community as a permanent home. Cornerstone Presbyterian is a parish church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
“Downtown Franklin, Tennessee is a vibrant blend of historic preservation and modern sophistication. Just 14 miles from Nashville, you’ll find an oasis of Southern hospitality housed in a 16-block National Register district of award-winning antique shops, brick-and-mortar gift and book stores, fashion-forward boutiques, privately owned art galleries, lovingly restored homes and more.” (downtownfranklintn.com/about/)
Downtown Franklin has received a number of accolades, including:
- one of five “Great American Main Street” awards by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- “Best Small Town in Tennessee”
- “America’s Most Romantic Main Street”
- “One of America’s Greatest Antique Destinations”
- In May 2012, Franklin was ranked #4 on Livability.com‘s Best Places to Visit for Historic Preservation.
- Travel + Leisure Magazine named Franklin 8th best town in the nation.
- In 2014, Garden & Gun magazine named Franklin the “Best Southern Town” following a online readers’ poll.