Nashville is the inspiring capital of Tennessee. It is the county seat of Davidson County. It is in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River.
Nashville was founded by Overmountain Men in 1779. Nashville was named for a Revolutionary War hero named Francis Nash. The city grew due to having a port on the Cumberland River and being a major railroad center. In 1803, the city was incorporated. In 1843, Nashville became Tennessee’s state capital. In 1864, the Battle of Nashville became a decisive Union victory in the Civil War.
Nashville has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid. The city is an urban heat island. Winters are mild with some snow. It rains primarily in the spring and fall and thunderstorms, some with tornadoes, do occur.
Nashville is known as the “home of country music”, which influences the economy and culture of the city. Other major industries include healthcare, automotive, insurance, finance, and publishing. Top employers in Nashville are Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Government and Public Schools, and the State of Tennessee.
The culture of Nashville revolves often around its country music and university communities. Nashville has a foodie culture and its entertainment and performing arts span multiple genres and disciplines. Tourism is a big draw for Nashville. Civil War history, art centers, museums, and annual events draw people to the city. Major annual events include the Nashville Film Festival, Nashville Fashion Week, Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon, and Nashville Pride. Professional sports teams include the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the NHL’s Nashville Predators. College and amateur sports are popular as well.
Residents and tourists can enjoy the city’s 99 parks and greenways. Be inspired! Have a bright day!