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ID: 7013959
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Nashville-Davidson (inhabited place)  Nashville-Davidson (inhabited place)

Note: Located in N central Tennessee on Cumberland River; area developed as river trade center; railroads stimulated further growth; occupied by Federal troops during Civil War; in April 1963 the city of Nashville & Davidson county were consolidated.

Names:
Nashville-Davidson (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1963
Nashville (H,V)  ............ from 1784 until 1963
Nashborough (H,V)  ............ from its foundation in 1779 until it was incorporated as a town in 1784
Fort Nashborough (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tennessee (state)  ............  Tennessee (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Davidson (county)  ................  Davidson (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Nashville-Davidson (inhabited place)  ....................  Nashville-Davidson (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1779 by Richard Henderson, North Carolina jurist who acquired land in Transylvania Purchase from Cherokee Indians
city (C)  ............  chartered in 1806
state capital (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for dacron, shoes, glass, rubber, meat packing, heating & cooking equipment & tires
industrial center (C)  ............  for structural steel, boats & barges, aircraft parts & railroad shops
transportation center (C)
commercial center (C)  ............  includes several large insurance & finance companies & important recording center for country western music
publishing center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  includes Vanderbilt & Tennessee State Universities, Meharry Medical, David Lipscomb, Trevecca Nazarene & Belmont colleges
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Hermitage home of Andrew Jackson, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame & museum & Centennial Park
county seat (H)  ............  of Davidson county, 1784-1963
battlefield (H)  ............  on December 15-16, 1864, the last major battle of the Civil War took place outside the city

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Tennessee .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007825]

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Nashborough..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 640
Nashborough..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 814
Nashville..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 223
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 813
Nashville-Davidson..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522-523
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 640
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522; VIII, 522-523
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 223
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 813; 814
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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