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"Country Music Capital of the World"
"The Music City"
Chamber of Commerce.
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
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")
See Nashville Attractions
See Nashville.net 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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