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"Country Music Capital of the World"
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Page Contents for Nashville, Tennessee

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Nashville is approximately 488,374 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 219,528 (1990).
The amount of land area in Nashville is 1225.92 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 61.492 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nashville to Washington DC is 585 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Nashville is positioned 36.17 degrees north of the equator and 86.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Nashville elevation is 550-1,100 feet above sea level.
Nashville average annual rainfall is 46 inches per year
Nashville average annual snowfall is 11.3 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 31 (winter) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 89 (summer) degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 30-45 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60's degrees F.


in north-central Tennessee
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four distinct seasons.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for Nashville.
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History & History Related Items

Early inhabitants of the area which is now Nashville were Mississippian Indians who lived here around 1000 to 1400 A.D. They disappeared after making great earthen mounds and making beautiful painted pottery which has been found as relics of the area. Other Indian groups, such as the Cherokee, Chicksaw and Shawnee, came into the area, mostly for hunting purposes.

The French were the first white men to come here, establishing a trading post about 1717. The settlement called Fort Nashborough was founded on Christmas Day in 1779 by James Robertson, under the authority of the governor of North Carolina. It was named for Francis Nash, A Revolutionary War General. The name was changed to Nashville in 1784.In only 64 years, Nashville, as it became known, was the state capital.

The first steamboats arrived here in 1818 which greatly enhanced the city's business. When the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway was finished in 1854, the area boomed further.

Nashville was heavily involved in the Civil War. The Union army took Nashville in 1862. Three years later, just before the surrender, the Confederates tried to regain the town in the Battle of Nashville. Though badly outnumbered, the southern forces fought valiently in this two day fray, which is considered to be the last battle of the Civil War.

There are more than 700 churches in the Nashville area and is also the headquarters for the Southern Baptist Convention. For this reason, the area is sometimes referred to as "the buckle on the Bible Belt."

Nashville is also known for the arts and educaiton. The city began early on to portray this image, which gave it yet another nickname of, "The Athens of the South." This is seem mainly in the wonderful architecture of the area. There is even a full-size replica of the Parthenon.

See the Old Cemetery
1001 Fourth Ave. S
Nashville, TN
This is the burial place for many of the prominent figures of Nashville's past, including: founder, General James Robertson and Capt. William Driver (gave the American Flag the nickname of "Old Glory")

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The founding of Nashville

1779, Christmas Day


See Nashville Attractions

See to find much information and many links for the Nashville area.

Water ~ Sun ~ Family Fun
NashvilleShores is your premier Tennessee recreation and Nashville water parks destination featuring cabin rentals, camping, yachting, group outings, lake tours and dinner cruises, plus more.
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Economy & Industry

The major portions of Nashville's economy are: Insurance, banking, printing and music
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Nashville City Government

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Nashville and Davidson County have a single government, which is governed by a mayor, a vice-mayor and a legislative council of 40 members. This consolidated form of government became effective on 1 April 1963.

Nashville City Center
511 Union St # 710
Nashville, TN 37219-1733
Phone: 615-256-1555

The Metropolitan Historical Commission
209 10th Avenue, South, Suite 414d
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 862-7970

The Nashville Fire Department Marriage Licenses
700 2nd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210-2006
Phone: 615-862-6050


Secretary Of State
505 Deaderick St # 1804
Nashville, TN 37219-1402
Phone: 615-741-2816

Nashville Chamber

Nashville Chamber of Commerce
161 4th Ave. N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Phone: (615) 662-2737
Phone: (615) 259-4700
See the walkup booth at 161 Fourth Ave. N.

Nashville Organizations

Nashville Chamber of Commerce
161 4th Ave. N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Phone: (615) 662-2737
Phone: (615) 259-4700
See the walkup booth at 161 Fourth Ave. N.

Nashville Libraries

The Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 862-5800

Annie Lorene Harris Memorial Library
2400 10th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204-2540
Phone: 615-385-4878

Nashville Schools

Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Public Schools
2601 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Phone: (615) 259-8400

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