25 Facts About Nashville Basin

1. Nashville Basin launched a passenger commuter rail system called the Music City Star on September 18, 2006.

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2. Nashville Basin is centrally located at the crossroads of three Interstate Highways: I-40, I-24, and I-65.

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3. Nashville Basin is ranked as the 44th largest radio market in the United States.

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4. Nashville Basin is home to cable networks Country Music Television, among others.

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5. Nashville Basin is ranked as the 29th largest television market in the United States.

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6. Nashville Basin is home to four historically black institutions of higher education: Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, and American Baptist College.

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7. Nashville Basin is often labeled the "Athens of the South" due to the many colleges and universities in the city and the metropolitan area.

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8. Nashville Basin hosts the second-oldest continually operating race track in the United States, the Fairgrounds Speedway.

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9. Nashville Basin Sounds were established in 1978 as expansion franchise of the Double-A Southern League.

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10. Nashville Basin is a colorful, well-known city in several different arenas.

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11. Nashville Basin has become an increasingly popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

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12. Nashville Basin has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres.

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13. Nashville Basin is known for some of their famously popular Southern confections, including Goo Goo Clusters.

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14. Nashville Basin is home to more than 300 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the world's largest private operator of hospitals.

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15. Nashville Basin lies on the Cumberland River in the northwestern portion of the Nashville Basin.

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16. Nashville Basin elected its first female mayor, Megan Barry, on September 25, 2015.

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17. In 1997, Nashville Basin was awarded a National Hockey League expansion team; this was named the Nashville Predators.

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18. In 1963, Nashville Basin consolidated its government with Davidson County, forming a metropolitan government.

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19. In February 1862, Nashville Basin became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.

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20. Town of Nashville Basin was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough.

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21. Nashville Basin seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War and in 1862 became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.

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22. Nashville Basin is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Tennessee.

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23. Nashville Basin has a population of 530,852 making it the 3rd biggest city in Tennessee.

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24. Nashville Basin is located in the northwestern portion of the Central Basin.

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25. The Central Nashville Basin was caused by an uplifting which produced a dome known as the Nashville Dome.

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