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Welcome to Nashville ...

Nashville is located in Davidson County<1>. 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<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Nashville had a population of 601,222 people.<3> (see below for details).

Nashville was established in 1779.

Nashville is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Nashville: (615)

Websites for Nashville ...

Official Website:   www.nashville.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.nashvillechamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlnashville.org/

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.

Communities near Nashville ...

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

  • Murphree [Rutherford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphree have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphree
    • Murphree [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Nashville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 120,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphree
  • Franklin [Williamson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Williamson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Nashville
    • Estimated population in 2018: 80,914 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Hendersonville [Sumner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Sumner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Nashville
    • Estimated population in 2018: 57,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<7>
  • Smyrna [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Nashville
    • Estimated population in 2018: 50,775 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brentwood [Williamson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brentwood
      • Brentwood [Williamson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2018: 42,502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brentwood<7>
    • La Vergne [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Vergne
      • La Vergne [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2018: 35,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Vergne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Vergne<7>
    • Mount Juliet [Wilson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Juliet have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Juliet
      • Mount Juliet [Wilson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2018: 35,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Juliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Juliet<7>
    • Morrow [Rutherford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrow
      • Morrow [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 29,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrow
    • Goodlettsville [Davidson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodlettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodlettsville
      • Goodlettsville [Davidson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2018: 16,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodlettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodlettsville<7>
    • Marvel [Davidson County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvel
      • Marvel [Davidson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,322 people

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 361 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Davidson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nashville: www.nashville.gov/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Davidson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nashville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nashville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<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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