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Nashville, Tennessee (TN)

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Where is the Capital of Tennessee?
The map of the State official Tennessee (TN) shows the location of the state capital in the "Volunteer State". South Tennessee has 95 counties, and the capital of the State is Nashville. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Nashville including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Nashville, Tennessee.


The Map of Tennessee provides an outline of the state, which covers 42,146 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Nashville, is 526 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Nashville located?
The location of Nashville is on the Cumberland River in the north central part of the state. The city is located in Davidson county, Tennessee.

Capital of Tennessee - Nashville
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Nashville is the capital of the state of Tennessee. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Tennessee? (TN)

The State of Tennessee is located in the south east United States.


History & Facts on Nashville, the Capital of Tennessee
The History and Fast, fun facts about Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee:

History & Facts about Nashville, Tennessee - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Nashville although the largest city is Memphis
Fact 2: The state covers 42,146 square miles and the size of the capital is 526 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 609,644. Nickname "Athens of the South, Music City"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Davidson county.

Fact 5 on History: The early inhabitants of the area were the Cherokee Native American tribe. The land was acquired during the 1775 Transylvania Purchase

Fact 6 on History: The city was founded in 1779 by a group of pioneers led by the American explorer James Robertson (1742 1814)

Fact 7 on History: In 1779 settlers came to the area along the Natchez Trace, a historical path that extended over 440 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee.

Fact 8 on History: The town founded in 1779 and originally named as Nashborough

Fact 9 on History: It was incorporated as the town of Nashville in 1784 and developed into a river port and a cotton trading center & later as a railroad hub

Fact 10 on History: It became a city in 1806 when the population exceeded 4000 and became the state capital in 1843

Fact 11 on History: The outbreak of the American Civil War (1861 - 1863) led to the city being occupied by Federal troops in 1862. In 1864 it was the site of the last major battle of the Civil War.

Fact 12 on History: Various industries and universities emerged but the most famous is the city's involvement with recording country and western music

Fact 13 on History: Nashville is the site of Opryland U.S.A. and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

History & Facts about Nashville, Tennessee - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Nashville, Tennessee
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Nashville, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2011 population of Nashville was 609,644, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Nashville, Tennessee - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Tennessee - Nashville

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