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20 Fascinating Nashville Facts That Might Surprise You

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20 Fascinating Nashville Facts That Might Surprise You

Introduction - With an intriguing history and culture paired with its southern charm, there surely is something about Nashville that might surprise...

 
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Ryman Auditorium is called the "Mother Church of Country Music"

Fact 1 - Another of Nashville's outstanding live music venues is Ryman Auditorium. This venue was constructed in the late 1800s and was...

 

Andrew Jackson's former home is now a museum in Nashville

Fact 2 - Seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, lived in Nashville for a period until his death in 1845. One...

 
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The Grand Ole Opry is the longest-running live music radio show

Fact 3 - The Grand Ole Opry House is an iconic country music landmark in Nashville that hosts Grand Ole Opry shows. Interestingly...

 

Wildlife-filled Radnor Lake State Natural Area is near Nashville

Fact 4 - Outdoor and nature lovers will be excited to learn this fact! Located just a 25-minute drive from downtown Nashville, Radnor...

 

Nashville uses a metropolitan government system

Fact 5 - A metropolitan government is when city and county jurisdictions merge into one local government jurisdiction. In 1963, the Nashville city...

 

The Tennessee Supreme Court is located in Nashville

Fact 6 - Nashville is home to one of three Tennessee Supreme Court houses. The Tennessee Supreme Court features five justices from the...

 
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The Country Music Hall of Fame is in Nashville

Fact 7 - Nashville is one of the biggest country music hubs in the United States. Therefore, it's no surprise that the city...

 
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Nashville is nicknamed Music City

Fact 8 - There are many nicknames for Nashville, but the most famous is Music City, or Music City USA. Announcer David Cobb...

 

There's a replica of Greece's Parthenon in Centennial Park

Fact 9 - Nashville is home to a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. In fact, it's the only full-sized replica...

 

Nashville was named after Revolutionary War hero Francis Nash

Fact 10 - One of the many things to know about Nashville is where the city got its name. Nashville was named in...

 

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