A Brief Overview of the History of Nashville
Nashville: It's Beginings and Early Times
In 1796 Tennessee became the 16th state of the of the Union. The name of Tennessee comes from the Cherokee name Tanasai, which was a Village in the area.
Nashville: The Athens of the South
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.
Nashville: The Turn of the 20th Century
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: The Depression Years
Nashville, in the 1920's-1940's, would see tremendous growth and change that would included The Great Depression and Women's Suffrage coming to an end.
Nashville: Music City USA
Nashville would become known as "Music City USA" during the next few decades as Country Music Companies flocked to Nashville.