26 Facts About Nashville Tenn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10. Nashville Tenn has additionally earned the moniker "The Hot Chicken Capital", becoming known for the local specialty cuisine hot chicken.

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11. Nashville Tenn is a colorful, well-known city in several different arenas.

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

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

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14. Nashville Tenn 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. The American Jewish community in Nashville Tenn dates back over 150 years, and numbered about 8,000 in 2015, plus 2,000 Jewish college students.

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16. Nashville Tenn has the largest Kurdish community in the United States, numbering approximately 11,000.

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17. In 2008, Nashville Tenn was ranked as the 18th-worst spring allergy city in the US by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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18. Nashville Tenn has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and generally cool to mild winters typical of the Upper South.

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

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20. Nashville Tenn elected its first female mayor, Megan Barry, on September 25, 2015.

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

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22. In 1963, Nashville Tenn consolidated its government with Davidson County, forming a metropolitan government.

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23. In February 1862, Nashville Tenn became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.

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24. Town of Nashville Tenn 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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25. Nashville Tenn is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, private prison, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, and Lipscomb University.

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26. Nashville Tenn is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Tennessee.

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