Nashville Quick Guide
What was once a fort and military stronghold is now a major music Mecca of the New South. During the Civil War, the Battle of Nashville was fought here on two December days in 1864; the city later became a battleground for the fight for civil rights.
Today, the music that's made here is as varied as the cultures represented. Still, Nashville has remained true to its country music roots and is the home of museums, festivals and a number of venues that celebrate the genre.
In addition to being a thriving center of music production second only to New York, Nashville's economy is also buoyed by automotive, health care services, insurance, and publishing.
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, or "Metro," provides citizens with policing and other life safety services, as well as water, power and other utilities. The Metro Customer Service Center is located at 1417 Murfreesboro Rd. Citizens in the Nashville metro area can reach the department by simply dialing 311, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions to Downtown Nashville from areas such as Belle Meade or Historic Edgewood.
Need a flight to or from Nashville International Airport (BNA)? Find a Nashville travel agency. Need to get to BNA from areas including Green Hills or Lockland Springs? Try these local airport transportation services.