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Nashville skyline with Regions Center and Parkway Towers, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville skyline with Regions Center and Parkway Towers in the center, Bell South Building (second left) and Tennessee Tower (far right).

About Nashville

Nashville flagSatellite view showing Nashville-Davidson, formerly (until 1963) Nashville, county seat of Davidson County and capital of the state of Tennessee in the United States.
The city is located in the north-central part of the state on the Cumberland River.

Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.
Image: Jason Mrachina

In 1775 the Transylvania Company under Richard Henderson, a judge from North Carolina, purchased a vast amount of land from the local Cherokees. To explore his 'possessions' he sent James Robertson and John Donelson. They cleared the land and built Fort Nashborough, a frontier outpost fortified by palisades, in the Cumberland River valley in spring 1779. It soon became the first permanent settlement by Europeans. The town was at the end of the Natchez Trace, an ancient forest trail made by foraging bisons and used by Native Americans for centuries. The trail was later also used by early European explorers, traders, soldiers, emigrants, postriders, slaves, preachers and outlaws. It was the highway of that time, connecting the region of Natchez, Mississippi with the salt licks near the site of today Nashville, Tennessee. In 1796, that territory was admitted to the union as the state of Tennessee. In 1806, Nashville was chartered as a city and in 1843 Nashville was selected as the permanent capital of Tennessee.

Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee
Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
Image: Archman8

Today Nashville is popularly known as the Music City (Oh, we got both kinds. We got Country and Western) and The Buckle of the Bible Belt (Nashville has more than 500 churches) and Athens of the South (there is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon of Athens in Nashville's Centennial Park).

Nashville has a population of almost 655,000 inhabitants, about 1.83 million live in Nashville metropolitan area (in 2015). Largest city in the state of Tennessee is Memphis.

Nashville is home to Tennessee State University, the only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee.

The city's economy is based largely on health care, government and music production. Largest employers are Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Metropolitan government, Public Schools (MNPS), the State of Tennessee, and the U.S. Government. Other major industries in Nashville are real estate, the automotive industry (Nissan, Bridgestone), publishing (especially music and religious publishing)

Nashville Attractions:
The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee
The Parthenon in Nashville, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens.
Image: Archman8

Fort Negley, the largest inland fort built in the US. The Parthenon, see a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon of Athens (Greece). The Hermitage, a historical plantation and museum, owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States.

Tennessee State Museum, depicting the history Tennessee. Tennessee Agricultural Museum with a collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Tennessee Central Railway Museum shows Tennessee's railroad heritage.

Other Attractions:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, a (country)music museum and research center in Nashville’s arts and entertainment district with its legendary honky-tonks, dive bars and dance halls.

Ryman Auditorium, live performance venue and the former home of the famous Grand Ole Opry, the weekly country music stage concert.
Robert's Western World, welcome to Hillbilly Heaven. Station Inn, Bluegrass and Roots Music.

Parks: Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, an urban state park in front of the Tennessee State Capitol, within Nashville's WWII veterans' memorial. Harpeth River State Park, park with several state historic, natural, and archaeological sites along the lower Harpeth River, a major tributary of the Cumberland River.

Just zoom in (+) to see Tennessee State Capitol, it is one of the few state capitols that does not have a dome. The State Capitol houses the Tennessee General Assembly, the state's bicameral legislature which consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives.

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Local Time Nashville:
Wednsday-May-23  06:48  
Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

City Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W 
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