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Nashville is located in Davidson County and it is the county seat. It lies on hilly ground alongside the Cumberland River. Nashville is the second largest city in Tennessee after Memphis, and is the state capital. The city covers an area of 533 square miles. The area's average yearly temperature 59.2 degrees with an average high of 69.8 and a low of 48.5 degrees.

Settlers came to the Nashville area in 1779 and built Fort Nashborough the following year. When the town was incorporated in 1784, the name was changed to Nashville. It was governed under the Cumberland Compact, a written constitution. The city was chartered in 1806 and became the state capital in 1843.

Today, Nashville is famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry, one of several music-oriented attractions. The city's three top employers are the service industry, 31.6 percent; trade, 24.5 percent; and manufacturing, 14.5 percent.

Nashville is part of the Nashville, Tennessee metro area.

Nashville Greek Festival | Tennessee State Fair | World Music and Food Festival |
Art Grand Ole Opry | Lyzon Art Gallery | Prism Glass Gallery |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Granite Falls Restaurant | Miss Marple's Mystery Dinner Theatre | Wild Boar Restaurant |
Golf Nashboro Golf Club |
History Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Clubhouse Inn & Conference Center | Days Inn Downtown/Convention Center | The Westin Hermitage Nashville |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Don and Jennifer Smith, Brokers | Taylorcraft Homes |
Science Cumberland Science Museum |
Shopping Country Craft Barn |
Transportation Cornelia Fort Airpark Airport | Nashville International Airport |
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Union Station | Wyndham Garden Hotel |

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