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Where is Nashville, TN?

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Nashville is a city found in Tennessee, The United States Of America. It is located 36.17 latitude and -86.78 longitude and it is situated at elevation 171 meters above sea level.

Nashville has a population of 530,852 making it the 3rd biggest city in Tennessee. It operates on the CDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Memphis.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Tennessee
Population 530,852
Elevation 171 m over sea level
Time Zone CDT
Longitude -86.784440
Latitude 36.165890
Airport Nashville International Airport


The capital of Tennessee, Nashville is also known as the Country Music Capital of the World Music City USA. Located on the Cumberland River, Nashville is a lively, historic town, with lots of restorations, museums and music landmarks to visit.

A major hub for the music, health care and publishing industries, it's a great place to raise a family or to visit on a Tennessee vacation.

Located in the Nashville basin region, the town is surrounded by fertile farmland that makes a strong contribution to the economic success of the state.

Founded in 1779, Nashville has grown to be world renowned for its rich history of country music and bluegrass, and as a center of major music recording and producing.

If you are looking for a heel-kicking good time, the best place to go is downtown to Music Row, where you can find some of Nashville's favorite honky-tonk attractions, including the Wildhorse Saloon and the Tootsie Orchid Lounge. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the wild, warm and welcoming flavor of Nashville, Tennessee!

Did you know?

  • Tennessee native President Andrew Jackson, was ahead of his time in music appreciation and landscaping. The driveway of his historic Hermitage estate in Nashville is shaped like a guitar!
  • The American flag's nickname comes from Nashville's Captain William Driver, who called his regiment's trusty flag 'Old Glory'.
  • Famous sausage makers Jimmy Dean and George Jones are both former Nashville country music performers!


Check out these great places to visit in Nashville while on your Tennessee vacation.

  • Grand Ole Opry
    No trip to Nashville is complete without a stop to the world famous Grand Ole Opry. The Opry hosts the world's longest-running radio show and is home to some of the best in country music, bluegrass and more.

    Launched in 1925, this spectacle of sound and sights has seen the greatest country music stars grace its stage, from Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton to the phenomenal Patsy Cline.

    This thoroughly American tradition has grown into an entertainment complex of four unique venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Acuff Theatre, Opry Plaza, and the Opry Museum.

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Step into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and take an extraordinary journey through decades of country music history. This architecturally-stunning building boasts exhibits that are sure to thrill every country music lover, with displays of every gold and platinum record to have hit the country music charts, rare recordings, memorabilia and special travelling exhibits.

    Make sure you don't miss out on the wealth of collections the world's biggest museum has to offer. See Elvis's golden Cadillac and Piano, along with collections from mega stars Roy Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Garth Brooks

  • Ryman Auditorium
    Ryman Auditorium, also known as "The Mother Church of Country Music", is the single most historic site of country music in the world. Its stage has seen over the years famous figures such as Enrico Caruso, Will Rogers, Katherine Hepburn and Elvis Presley.

    The celebrated Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting from the Ryman in 1943, and for the next 31 years, the auditorium was host to the most famous country music show in the world. A favored venue for many rock singers and classical musicians due to its unique acoustics, this National Historic Landmark is a must see!


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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.