Get a sneak peek at Franklin's newest mural

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)
(Courtesy Visit Franklin)

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)

A new mural is coming to the west side of Franklin near Del Rio Pike and Hillsboro Road

During its Aug. 11 meeting, the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved 7-1 a mural to be painted on the site of the former Judge Beans restaurant at 509 Hillsboro Road, Franklin.

The project will be privately funded by Urgent Team, an urgent care clinic now located on the site, according to application paperwork submitted to the city.

The postcard-style mural will read "Greetings from Franklin," with each letter representing a historic highlight from the city.

F: Franklin Farmers Market


R: Lotz Museum

A: Carnton Plantation

N: Franklin Theatre

K: Harlinsdale Farm

L: The Factory at Franklin

I: Hot Air Adventures

N: Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge

The mural will be painted by artist Michael Cooper of Murals & More LLC, who is a resident of Franklin and has completed murals in downtown Nashville, Lebabnon and more cities nearby.

The mural will take an estimated two weeks to complete, according to the project application. A completion date for the mural has not been announced.

Take a look at a mock-up of the new mural from Cooper included in the application paperwork below.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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