Nashville is one of the most interesting places in the world and you can have a really enjoyable time here. The music, the educational institutions, the sights and the sounds are simply amazing from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to the home of the people’s president, Jackson’s Hermitage built for his beloved spouse Rachel. Check out these and more interesting and fun filled facts about Nashville.
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Nashville Geographical and Demographic Fast Facts
- Nashville is located in the center of Tennessee on Cumberland River and it is hemmed on 3 sides by escarpment of 3 to 400 feet
- The city is the top ranking in terms of size along with Houston, TX and LA in California
- Nashville experiences moderate temperature and seasonal variation rarely lapses into an extreme.
- Rainfall is mot during the months of winter and early months of spring and thunderstorms are also common here in between March and September
- Tornadoes occur occasionally and damage is caused in excess of millions; the most famous tornado to occur was the one in 1930s and another in 1998
- Nashville covers a total area of 473 square miles and has average temperature of 38.7 Degree F in Winter, 79.4 degree F in Summer and Average annual temperature of 59.5 degree F and precipitation of 48 inches
- Nashville is located 550 feet above sea level and it has 1134.6 people per square mile and a population of 565,352 in 2010
- Apart from Americans, African Americans, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Latino/Hispanic people reside in Nashville which is a melting pot of different cultures.
- Nashville is located in 36 derives 9’57” latitude and 86 degree 47’4” longitude with the highest point being 1100 feet and the lowest point being 400 feet
Nashville History Fast Facts
- Fort Nashbourough was founded in the early 1780s by James Roberson as well as John Donelson at the Great French Lick on River Cumberland and was named in memory of Francis Nash, a revolutionary war general
- In 1784, the name was changed to Nashville, and Tennessee became the 16th state of the Union in 1796
- Tennessee is derived from a Cherokee creek word meaning bend in the river or meeting place
- Nashville became the permanent state capital of Tennessee in 1843
- and Tennessee seceded from the Union in 1861
- In the 1860s, from December 15 to 16th, the battle of Nashville was fought and the state was readmitted to the union in 1866
- The earliest settlers of Nashville City were in 1700 with fiddle tunes and bud dancing and one of the first famous musicians of this city was Davy Crocket known for playing the fiddle.
- Nashville is also a hub for bluegrass, rock, pop, jazz and soul music and Rolling Stones magazine has given it the title of best music scene
Nashville Government and Economic Fast Facts
- During the 1780s a state of Franklin was formed and in 1796, Tennessee officially became part of the Union
- The state is now mostly industrial with the largest crop of soybean contributing to 11% of the total receipts of agriculture in the state
- Farming income is also gained from dairy and livestock products and greenhouse as well as nurse products
- The Governor of Tennessee is Bill Haslam who will run till 2019 and lieutenant governor is Ron Ramsay whose term also expires in 2019.
- Nashville has many nicknames such as Athens of the South and Music City while Tennessee has been bequeathed the moniker Volunteer State.
Nashville Interesting and Fun Facts
- Third Man Records Studio in Nashville owned by Jack White of the White Stripes is known for its live shows which are recorded and sold to those listening
- The AT&T tower in Tennessee is the largest building in Nashville and since its high points look like the ears of a bat, it is also called Batman Building.
- The Centennial Park has the world’s only exact and perfect replica of the Green parthenon
- It is illegal to pet cheetahs in Nashville and there used to be a Nashville Curse in the musical industry during the 1980s
- There is a string of red, blue and green lights put up toe enthuse Elvis at RCA Studio B which is still there
- Nashville native William Walker has been the President of Nicaragua in 1856
- Oprah Winfrey, the well known celeb and talk show host attended Tennessee State University and became a news anchor for Nashville TV during her early career
- Nashville’s Parthenon has a tallest statue in the Western Hemisphere- the 42 feet tall statue of Athena
- Webb Pierce, a well known honky tonk vocalist had a pool in the same shape as a guitar in Nashville
- Nashville is also the home of famous singer Dolly Parton and Bill Munroe, the father of bluegrass