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.”    

Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court‘s courthouse for Middle Tennessee.

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.

History

The town of Nashville was founded by James RobertsonJohn 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.

Entertainment

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.

Education

Nashville offers many colleges and universities, including:

American Baptist College, Aquinas CollegeArgosy UniversityAustin Peay State UniversityBelmont UniversityBethel UniversityBlair School of Music at Vanderbilt UniversityCumberland UniversityDeVry UniversityFisk UniversityKing UniversityLipscomb UniversityMeharry Medical CollegeMiddle Tennessee State UniversityNashville School of LawStrayer UniversityTennessee State UniversityTrevecca Nazarene UniversityUniversity of Phoenix – Nashville Campus, Union UniversityVanderbilt UniversityWelch College, and Williamson Christian College.

 

Professional Sports

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.

Club Sport League Venue Established
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

Nashville hosts the second longest continually operating race track in the United States, the Fairgrounds Speedway, a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racetrack.

College and Amateur Sports

Nashville is also home to four Division I athletic programs. Nashville is also home to the NCAA college football Music City Bowl.

Program Division Conference
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