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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>

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

Nashville is within the boundaries of the (615) area code.

Websites for Nashville ...

Official Website:   www.nashville.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.nashvillechamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlnashville.org/

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 on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Nashville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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]
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    • Murphree [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Nashville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 120,954 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Murphree
  • Franklin [Williamson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Williamson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Hendersonville [Sumner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Sumner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<6>
  • Smyrna [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Nashville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brentwood [Williamson County]
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      • Brentwood [Williamson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,876 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Brentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brentwood<6>
    • Mount Juliet [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Juliet
      • Mount Juliet [Wilson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,526 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mount Juliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Juliet<6>
    • La Vergne [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Vergne
      • La Vergne [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Vergne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Vergne<6>
    • Morrow [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrow
      • Morrow [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 29,304 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Morrow
    • Goodlettsville [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodlettsville
      • Goodlettsville [Davidson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Nashville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,736 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Goodlettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodlettsville<6>
    • Marvel [Davidson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvel
      • Marvel [Davidson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Nashville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 ...

Find a Community within 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nashville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 36.1610, Longitude: -86.7771    
<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>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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