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Nashville is in Davidson County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Nash.

The latitude of Nashville is 36.165N. The longitude is -86.784W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 558 feet.

Nashville is on the Cumberland River.
Former and merged names include:
· Nashborough
Became a busy river port with the arrival of the first steamboat, in 1818
Birthplace of Maxwell House coffee
Public transportation: Metropolitan Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8,331. The number of murders and homicides was 74. The violent crime rate was 15 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "The Green Mile"
Setting for 1975 movie "Nashville," starring Henry Gibson and Karen Black
Well-known residents have included:
· Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk
· Annie Potts, actress
· Turkey Stearnes, baseball player
· Reese Witherspoon, actress
· Amy Grant, singer
· Kitty Wells, country singer
Local bands (past and present) have included Jason and the Scorchers
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Tennessee State Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
  • Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase - May 12, 2007
  • African Street Festival - Sept. 13-15, 2007
  • Music City Jazz, Blues, & Heritage Festival - Sept. 1-2, 2007
  • Tennessee History Festival - Oct. 12-13, 2007
  • Bill Monroe Bluegass Celebration - Oct. 2, 2007
  • Southern Festival of Books - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Music & Molasses Festival - Oct. 20-21, 2007
  • Germantown's Oktoberfest - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Nashville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Symphony, Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Bicentennial Mall State Park
Nashville attractions: Grand Ole Opry
Sports teams: Titans (NFL), Kats (Arena Football League), Predators (NHL), Sounds (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Adventure Science Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Fort Nashborough, Grand Ole Opry Museum, Roy Acuff Museum and Minnie Pearl Museum, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, Tennesee State University, Belmont University, David Lipscomb University, Trevecca Nazarene University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 125
After Nashville, not a town on the way. Nothing but a few villages, scattered here and there, all the way to Memphis.
-- Journey to America, 1831
Alexis de Tocqueville
· "Nashville Cats"

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Neighborhoods in Nashville include Asheford Crossings, Bellshire Terrace, Belmont/Hillsboro, Bordeaux, Cahal Street Group, Cambridge Forest, Cameron Trimble, Cherokee Park, Cross Timbers, Duncanwood Brookmeade ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Nashville include Asheford Crossings, Bellshire Terrace, Belmont/Hillsboro, Bordeaux, Cahal Street Group, Cambridge Forest, Cameron Trimble, Cherokee Park, Cross Timbers, Duncanwood Brookmeade ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Nashville travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Davidson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nashville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather.

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  • Tickets to local concerts, sporting events & theaters
    Fairs, festivals & other events
    Nashville festival dates:
    • Tennessee State Fair - S
    • Music & Molasses Festival - O
    • Music City Jazz, Blues, & Heritage Festival - S
    • Germantown's Oktoberfest - O
    • Tennessee History Festival - O
    • Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase - M
    • Bill Monroe Bluegass Celebration - O
    • African Street Festival - S
    • Southern Festival of Books - O

    Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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    Geocaching & geography
    Nashville and Davidson County merged governments in 1963 to form a metropolitan government
    Guides to Nashville
    Historical societies
    Historical societies

    Historic districts in Nashville include Belmont-Hillsboro Historic District, Broadway Historic District, Buena Vista Historic District, East Nashville Historic District, Edgefield Historic District, Fifth Avenue Historic District, Fisk University Historic District, Germantown Historic District, Printers Alley Historic District, Rutledge Hill Historic District ... View historic districts

    Housing & real estate


    Libraries in Nashville include Bellevue Branch Library, Bordeaux Branch Library, Donelson Branch Library, East Branch Library, Edgehill Branch Library, Edmondson Pike Branch Library, Green Hills Branch Library, Hadley Park Branch Library, Inglewood Branch Library, Madison Branch Library ... View libraries


    Media outlets

    Newspapers in Nashville include Tennessean

    Parks & recreation
    Photos & post cards

    Davidson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nashville political report.

    Postal Service

    Nashville restaurants taking online reservations include B.B. King's Bues Club, Cabana, Chapel Bistro, Commerce Street Grille at Renaissance Hotel, Midtown Cafe, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Nashville, Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville, Sunset Grill, The Trace, Watermark Restaurant ... View restaurants


    A total of 242 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Nashville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    This is a rate of 4.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.


    Hotels in Nashville include Alexis Inn & Suites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Baymont Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn Nashville, Best Value Inn Nashville East, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Airport Inn ... More hotels.


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    “ After Nashville, not a town on the way. Nothing but a few villages, scattered here and there, all the way to Memphis. ”
    ~ Journey to America, 1831
    Alexis de Tocqueville

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