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Welcome to Nashville ...

Nashville is located in Davidson County. It is the County Seat and the capital of Tennessee.

When the people of Nashville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Nashvillian<1>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Nashville had a population of 601,222 people.<2> (see below for details).

Nashville was established in 1779.

Nashville is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Nashville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Nashville: (615)

Population Details ...

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), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Nashville ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nashville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nashville. Our list includes 361 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Nashville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Murphree   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Nashville

Located in Rutherford County

Franklin   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Nashville

Located in Williamson County

Hendersonville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Nashville

Located in Sumner County

Smyrna   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Nashville

Located in Rutherford County

Brentwood   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Nashville

Located in Williamson County

La Vergne   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Nashville

Located in Rutherford County

Mount Juliet   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Nashville

Located in Wilson County

Morrow   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Nashville

Located in Rutherford County

Goodlettsville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Nashville

Marvel   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Nashville

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Nashville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Davidson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nashville:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 community'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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nashville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nashville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nashville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nashville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nashville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1610, Longitude: -86.7771     [Map].

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