Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is located in the north-central part in the state of Tennessee.

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Nashville is the capital and the second largest city in the state of Tennessee with a population of 601,222 residents (2010).

About Nashville

Music City. Nashville is perhaps best known for its music industry and for being the home of country music. The city has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres. The largest industries in Nashville is health care, the automotive industry, insurance, finance, publishing, and the music industry.

To See And To Do In Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Belmont Mansion

The Parthenon

AT&T Building

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Adventure Science Center

Musica Sculpture

Tennessee State Museum

Nashville Opera

Belle Meade Plantation

Fort Negley

Ryman Auditorium

The Hermitage


Yazoo Brewery

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

History Of Nashville

In 1714, the trapper Charles Charleville built a post near the present site of Nashville. In 1717, French fur traders established a trading post in the area. In 1769, the hunter Timothy Demonbreun built a cabin and began hunting in the area. In 1779, the first permanent settlers arrived and started to build a town, and Nashville was founded. In 1781, settlers, assisted by their dogs, drove off the Indians. In 1784, the town was officially named Nashville. In 1806, Nashville incorporated. In 1812, The Tennessean, Nashville's primary daily newspaper, began its publication. In 1843, Nashville became the permanent capital of Tennessee. In 1855, the State Capitol building was completed. In 1862, Nashville was occupied by the Union forces. In 1864, the Battle of Nashville took place in which Confederate General John Bell Hood failed to retake the city. In 1882, the Ryman Auditorium (the Mother Church of Country Music) opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. In 1887, the Parthenon was completed and the Tennessee Centennial Exposition was held in Nashville in honor of the state's 100th birthday.

In 1900, more than 80,000 people were living in the city. In 1918, two trains collided and 101 people were killed and at least 171 people were injured. In 1942, Acuff-Rose Music, the first major Nashville-based country music publishing company was founded. In 1957, a bomb was detonated at Hattie Cotton Elementary School when public schools began to be desegregated. In 1960, hundreds of college students launched a sit-in campaign to desegregate lunch counters throughout the city. In 1961, the CMA announced the creation of the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2001, the CMF held the grand opening of its new facility ten blocks away in downtown Nashville.

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