A Historical look into the History of Nashville - from it's Earliest Days into the Turn of the Century and Beyond.
In 1796 Tennessee became the 16th state of the Union. The name of Tennessee comes from the Cherokee name Tanasai, which was a Village in the area.
By the 1850’s, Nashville had already earned the nickname of the “Athens of the south” by having established numerous higher education institutions as well as being the first Southern City to establish a public school system.
At the turn of the century Nashville’s population was exploding and it’s growth over the next two decades would include many cultural, architectural, and political changes.
Nashville, in the 1920's-1940's, would see tremendous growth and change that would included The Great Depression and Woman's Suffrage coming to an end.
Nashville becomes known as "Music City USA" during the next few decades as Country Music Companies flocked to Nashville.