The History of Nashville: From Founding to Fortune

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Everywhere in Nashville has a story, from the first settlers in Nashville, to the many neighborhoods that can be traced back to generals in the Revolutionary War. We have always been curious about what foundations made Nashville the city that it is today, and can we see remnants of our past in the buildings we walk by everyday? Throughout our journey at XPLR.NASH, we’ve always been searching to see the history in the Nashville that we know and love today, and so we made a video to share some of the things that have formed the city that we all know and love.

 

We also cover many niche historical aspects of Nashville on our podcast Nashville Daily which you can find here:

Nashville History Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKUntnhyfGk&list=PL6FYPm3Zl41uynV3pXUM_dQT8aeE_NpL5

Neighborhood History: Wedgewood Houston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKUntnhyfGk&list=PL6FYPm3Zl41uynV3pXUM_dQT8aeE_NpL5

Neighborhood History: 12 South - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N8swUYf0f0&list=PL6FYPm3Zl41t5jAJpLWKAKzNh12_ftWxB

Neighborhood History: Waverly Place - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8u4QPFXRsc&list=PL6FYPm3Zl41vVuxCPYbR7Akyq3N2tgE2F

Neighborhood History: Berry Hill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ZqmidIMTM&list=PL6FYPm3Zl41s3OhyrCbT5sdme4PD5lUgf

Neighborhood History: Donelson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p05gM44bqfc&list=PL6FYPm3Zl41sV5r5PkugTPyMaS7oC8o40

 

Learn more about Nashville with the NASHVILLE DAILY PODCAST - https://nashvilledailypodcast.com/

 

Sources

Natchez Trace

https://natcheztrace.org/category/history-of-the-natchez-trace/

https://www.nps.gov/natt/learn/historyculture/index.htm

https://npplan.com/parks-by-state/mississippi-national-parks/natchez-trace-parkway-park-at-a-glance/natchez-trace-parkway-history-of-the-natchez-trace-parkway/

 

Timothy Demonbreun

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/french-lick/

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/timothy-demonbreun/

https://nashvillehistoricalnewsletter.com/tag/french-lick/

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/timothy-demonbreun/

 

Fort Nashborough

https://www.nashville.gov/departments/parks/historic-sites/fort-nashborough

https://www.tndar.org/wp2/?page_id=355

https://tnsoshistory.com/chapter2

 

Andrew Jackson

https://thehermitage.com/

https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/andrew-jackson

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/andrew-jackson/

 

TN State Capital

https://tnmuseum.org/state-capitol

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/tennessee-state-capitol/

https://www.tn.gov/museum/exhibitions/tennessee-state-capitol.html

 

L & N Railroad

https://www.american-rails.com/nashville.html

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/louisville-and-nashville-railroad/

 

Civil War

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/?s=civil+war+

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/nashville

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/tennessee/nashville/civil-war-sites-nashville/

 

Reconstruction

 

The Centennial Exposition

https://www.nashvilleparthenon.com/

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/tennessee-centennial-exposition/

https://www.nashvilleparthenon.com/history

 

Women’s Suffrage Movement

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/womens-christian-temperance-union/

https://thenashvilleiwishiknew.com/tours/womensuffrage/

https://catalog.library.nashville.org/Record/CARL0000264117

https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/2019/08/16/19th-amendment-women-vote-nashville-suffrage/2010520001/

https://www.thehermitagehotel.com/historic-hotel-nashville/womens-suffrage/

 

Civil Rights

https://civilrightstrail.com/destination/nashville/

https://soulofamerica.com/us-cities/nashville/nashville-civil-rights-movement/

https://library.nashville.org/research/collection-topics/civil-rights

https://www.historicnashvilleinc.org/what-we-do/civil-rights-tour/

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/civil-rights-movement/

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/john-robert-lewis/

 

https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/images/civil-rights-movement/

 

Nashville in the 90’s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgestone_Arena

https://nashvilledowntown.com/go/bridgestone-arena

 

Davidson County

https://www.nashvillechamber.com/economic-development/our-region/davidson

 

The Future of Nashville

https://www.hastingsarchitecture.com/project/river-north/

https://www.skiarch.com/projects/river-north-nashville/

 

Photo 1 - https://www.natcheztracetravel.com/natchez-trace-parkway-maps/downloadable-printable-natchez-trace-maps/tennessee.html

Photo 2 - John Donelson Heading to Nashville - https://tnsoshistory.com/chapter2

Photo 3 - Timothy Demonbreun - https://www.flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville/404919337/

Photo 4 - Timothy’s Cave - https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1DC2_Demonbreuns_Caveouse

Photo 5 - Timothy Demonbreun House - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g55229-d535137-Reviews-The_Timothy_Demonbreun_House-Nashville_Davidson_County_Tennessee.html

Photo 6 - James Robertson - https://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/James-Robertson.jpg

Photo 7 - Andrew Jackson - https://thehermitage.com/learn/andrew-jackson/jacksonbyearlc1834high/

Photo 8 - L & N - https://steamlocomotive.com/whyte/2-8-4/USA/photos/ln1962.jpg

Photo 9- Fort Negley - https://www.tnmagazine.org/the-last-stand-of-the-confederates-at-the-battle-of-nashville/

Photo 10 - The Centennial Exposition - https://www.nashvilleparthenon.com/history

Photo 12 - Women’s Suffrage Movement - https://waroftherosestennessee.weebly.com/uploads/8/6/6/7/8667255/689047594.jpg

Photo 13 - Jubilee Singers - https://ww2.tnstate.edu/library/digital/fisk.gif

Photo 14 - Davidson County - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Davidson+County,+TN,+USA/@36.1862324,-87.0654242,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8864ec3213eb903d:0x9540f0a41b8f8437!8m2!3d36.1342563!4d-86.8220341