Nashville, Tennessee Music City U.S.A.

Location

Nashville is located in the north central part of Tennessee on the Cumberland River. The city of Nashville includes music, publishing and banking industries. Nashville is known as the middle of the Industry of Country Music. Being the center of the music industry, Nashville was given the nickname "Music City U.S.A." A Mayor, Vice Mayor and a Council of 40 members govern the city of Nashville.

Location of Nashville, Tennessee

History

In 1779, John Donelson and James Robertson had led 400 people to the location which is now known as Nashville. Seventy o the 400 settlers remained at the fort after other tribes allied with the British drove them off. They built a fort which was made of many clustered log cabins. They called the fort, Fort Nashborough. The fort was named after Francis Nash, a Hero in the Revolutionary War.

City of Nashville

Things to do

One of Nashville's famous landmarks is The Country Music Hall of Fame. It is one of the world's largest museums. The museum moved to a 130,000-square-foot facility in downtown Nashville. They added a $100 million expansion which made the museum 350,000-square-foot. The extension was built for galleries, education classrooms, and special event space.

Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Another famous landmark is the Grand Ole Opry, which showcases the best in country music. This was founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay. The current slogan is "The Show that Made Country Music Famous."

Stage in Grand Ole Opry.

A park to visit in Nashville is Centennial Park. Originally the Park was a farm purchased by John Cockrill in 1783. Centennial Park features a one-mile trail, a beautiful sunken garden , etc. This park is located on 25th Avenue North. Centennial Park is 132 acres. The park has thousands of visitors each year to see exhibits, enjoy the park, and to attend festivals. You may also see the Centennial Arts Center when you visit the park. While visiting the park you can also look at some of the historical monuments.

Parthenon in Centennial Park.

Recent News

Among other dangerous places Nashville is now ranked with places that are deadly to walk.From 2005 to 2014, more than 200 people walking were killed by being hit by a car. Since so many people have been hit and killed, it ranks Nashville 37th on the most dangerous cities list. Since 2014 the city's ranking has gone down. The amount is almost the same from a recent death report to the one taken in 2014.

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