Fairvue Plantation and our town of Gallatin are only 30 minutes north of downtown Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and is home to legendary country music venues, including the Grand Ole Opry House. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are located downtown. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and has numerous top colleges and universities. Nashville is known as a center of the country music industry, earning it the nickname “Music City U.S.A.”
Three major interstate highways (I-40, I-65 and I-24) converge near the core area of downtown, and many regional cities are within a day’s driving distance.
The town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough. It was named for Francis Nash, the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville quickly grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a port on the Cumberland River, a tributary of the Ohio River; and its later status as a major railroad center. By 1800, the city had 345 residents, including 136 African American slaves and 14 free blacks. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city, and in 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.
The downtown area of Nashville features a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions. The Broadway and 2nd Avenue areas feature entertainment venues, night clubs, and a wide assortment of restaurants. North of Broadway lie Nashville’s central business district, Legislative Plaza, Capitol Hill and the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall. Cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city.
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center presents live theater year-round and the Schermerhorn Center provides a perfect setting for the Nashville Symphony and a wide variety of visiting artists.
Nashville offers many colleges and universities, including:
American Baptist College, Aquinas CollegeArgosy University, Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Bethel University, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Cumberland University, DeVry University, Fisk University, King University, Lipscomb University, Meharry Medical College, Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville School of Law, Strayer University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Phoenix – Nashville Campus, Union University, Vanderbilt University, Welch College, and Williamson Christian College.
Nashville has several professional sports teams, of which two, the Nashville Predators of the NHL and the Tennessee Titans of the NFL, play at the highest professional level of their respective sports.
|Tennessee Titans||Football||National Football League||Nissan Stadium||1960|
|Nashville Predators||Hockey||National Hockey League||Bridgestone Arena||1997|
|Nashville Sounds||Baseball||Pacific Coast League||First Tennessee Park||1978|
|Nashville FC||Soccer||National Premier Soccer League||Vanderbilt Soccer Complex||2013|
College and Amateur Sports
|Vanderbilt Commodores||Division I (FBS)||Southeastern Conference|
|Tennessee State Tigers||Division I (FCS)||Ohio Valley Conference|
|Belmont Bruins||Division I (non-football)||Ohio Valley Conference|
|Lipscomb Bisons||Division I (non-football)||Atlantic Sun Conference|