America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
Nashville (estimated population of 669,053) is located on the Cumberland River in the state of Tennessee. The "Home of Country Music", Nashville hosts the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and the Blue Bird Café. Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, Nashville was founded in 1779. In 1806 it was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named as the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee. Tennessee became the sixteenth state in 1796. If you are a fan of paranormal, Nashville is a place to go. Nashville is perhaps best known as the capital of country music, as evidenced by such attractions as the Country Music Hall of Fame and the city's famous Music Row district. Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County It is the 23rd most-populous city in America.