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Welcome to Nashville ...

The town of Nashville is located in Nash County<1> and is the County Seat for Nash County.

The location of Nashville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Nashville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Nashvillian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nashville has a population of 5,526 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Nashville.

Nashville is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Nashville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Nashville: (252)

Websites for Nashville ...

Official Website: www.townofnashville.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nashville had an population of 5,526 people. This is an increase of 3.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nashville had a population of 5,352 people (which is 5.58% of the total population of Nash County). This makes Nashville the county's most populous community.

The population of Nashville represents 0.06% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,352 people, the population of Nashville increased 24.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,309 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nashville.

Communities Also Named Nashville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Nashville - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New York (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nashville.

Communities near Nashville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nashville.

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<7>
  • Wilson [Wilson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<7>
  • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<7>
  • Spring Hope [Nash County]
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    • Spring Hope [Nash County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hope<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<7>
    • Dortches [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dortches
      • Dortches [Nash County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dortches have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dortches
    • Middlesex [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
      • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesex
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitakers
      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<7>
    • Bailey [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Nash County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bailey<7>
    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
      • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Nashville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nashville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nashville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nashville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nashville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nashville. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nashville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nashville ...

Looking for more information about Nashville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nashville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nashville.

Adding Nashville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nashville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Nashville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Nashville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Nashville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Nash County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nashville: www.townofnashville.com/

The official website for Nash County: www.co.nash.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Nash, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Nashville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Nashville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nashville.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nashville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nashville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nashville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NashvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nashville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9694, Longitude: -77.9555       In this case, the coordinates for Nashville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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