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When was Nashville, Tennessee founded?
A: 1779.

When was it incorporated?
A: 1806.

Who was the city named for?
A: Francis Nash

What is Nashville’s Elevation?
A: 597 ft (182 m)

What are Nashville’s area codes?
A: 615 and 629

 

Nashville is the capital city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of what county?
A: Davidson County.

What was the population of Nashville at the 2020 U.S. census?
A: 689,447.

Nashville seceded with Tennessee during what?
A: The American Civil War.

In 1862 it was the first state capital in the Confederacy to be what?
A: Taken by Union forces.

Since 1963, Nashville has had what kind of government?
A: A consolidated city-county government, which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system.

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A major center for the music industry, especially country music, Nashville is commonly known as what?
A: "Music City".

It is home to what three major professional sports teams?
A: The Predators, Titans, and Nashville SC.

Nashville is sometimes referred to as "Athens of the South" due to what?
A: Due to the large number of educational institutions.

By 1800, the city had 345 residents, including 136 what?
A: Enslaved African Americans and 14 free African Americans.

In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became what?
A: The county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee.

 

In 1843, the city was named as what?
A: The permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.

In 1831, the city government of Nashville owned how many slaves?
A:  24 slaves by, and 60 prior to the Civil War.

They were "put to work to build what?
A:  The first successful water system and maintain the streets.

The cholera epidemic that struck Nashville in 1849–1850 took the life of whom?
A:  Former U.S. President James K. Polk and resulted in high fatalities.

In the early 1960s, Tennessee still had racial segregation of what?
A: Public facilities, including lunch counters and department store fitting rooms.

 

Nissan Stadium (formerly Adelphia Coliseum and LP Field) was built after the National Football League's (NFL) Houston Oilers agreed to do what?
A: Move to the city in 1995.

The NFL team debuted in Nashville in 1998 at what venue?
A: Vanderbilt Stadium.

When did Nissan Stadium open?
A: In the summer of 1999.

The Oilers changed their name to what?
A: The Tennessee Titans.

In 1997, Nashville was awarded a National Hockey League what?
A: Expansion team; this was named the Nashville Predators.

 

Between May 1 and 7, 2010, much of Nashville was extensively flooded as part of a series of what?
A: 1,000-year floods throughout Middle and West Tennessee.

Eleven people died in the Nashville area as a result of the flooding, and damages were estimated to be how much?
A: Over $2 billion.

When did Nashville elect its first female mayor, Megan Barry?
A: On September 25, 2015.

As a council member, Barry had officiated at the city's first what?
A: Same-sex wedding on June 26, 2015.

 
 
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