6 Facts About Nashville

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

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

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

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

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

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6. 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.

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