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Nashville is located in southwestern Illinois in Washington County (of which it is the county seat) southeast of St Louis and west of Mt. Vernon along Highway 15. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 3,238, an increase of 36 since 1990.

Washington County State Park about 10 miles south-southeast of town provides the area with a 250-acre lake on which to fish and campsites are avilable along its 13-mile shoreline. Other recreational opportunities in the area include the Nashville Municipal Golf Course for those wanting some low-key excercise. In addition, Nashville hosts the county fair usually starting shortly after the 4th of July.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Red Riding Hood Inn |
Conservation & Natural Areas Washington County Conservation Area |
Golf Nashville Municipal Golf Course |
Illinois Counties Washington County |
Illinois State Parks Washington County State Park |

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12/04 Coming to The area
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.