Below the Line

You Voted, and the Winner is...

By The EditorsApril 3, 2014

Franklin, Tennessee

Bringing in more than 69 percent of the final round votes, Franklin, TN, is the winner of our 2014 Greatest Southern Towns Bracket.

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Franklin rallied its fan base early thanks to lots of homegrown support and some clever use of social media. After beating out Fairhope, AL, Oxford, MS, and Florence, AL, in the first three rounds, Franklin went head-to-head against Hot Springs, AR, in the Final Four. The support continued into the championship matchup against fan favorite Savannah, GA. 

We want to thank everyone who participated in the bracket over the past couple of weeks. We were overwhelmed with the passion you showed for all of these towns. Rest assured your votes counted—all 1.3 million of them. 

It goes without saying that the South is home to more great towns than could fit in one bracket. Regardless of the winner, we hope this contest brought some attention to all the wonderful places to live and visit in Dixie. 

Congratulations to the town of Franklin.