Davidson County, Tennessee
Surnames/tags: tennessee us_history one_place_studies
This page has been accessed 2,178 times.
Metro Nashville Davidson County, Tennessee
Welcome to Music City, USA!
|Flag of Nashville
"Davidson County is the oldest county in the 41-county region of Middle Tennessee. It dates to 1783, when the North Carolina legislature created the county and named it in honor of William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina general who was killed opposing General Cornwallis and the British Army's crossing of the Catawba River on February 1, 1781. The county seat, Nashville, is the oldest permanent European (white) settlement in Middle Tennessee, founded by James Robertson and John Donelson during the winter of 1779-80. The first white settlers established the Cumberland Compact in order to establish a basic rule of law and to protect their land titles. Through much of the early 1780s, the settlers also faced a hostile response from Native American tribes who resented their encroaching on their territory and competing for resources. As the county's many known archaeological sites attest, Native American cultures had occupied areas of Davidson County for thousands of years. The first whites to enter the area were fur traders. Long hunters came next, having learned about the large salt lick, known as French Lick, where they hunted game and traded with Native Americans." 
In 1765, Timothy Demonbreun, a French-Canadian fur-trader and former Governor of Illinois (under the French), lived in a small cave on the Cumberland River near present-day downtown Nashville. He became known as the first white citizen of Nashville, his children the first white children to be born in middle Tennessee.
|Davidson County/Nashville in relation to others nearby
|Rock Spring, on Natchez Trace
Registered Historic Sites
|The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson
- Nashville Parks and Recreation, Historic Sites
- Hodge House, in Percy Warner Park, a preserved home built by the Hodge family around 1811.
- The Historic Belmont Mansion, historic Italian-style plantation home , built in 1853
- The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon
- The Hermitage, home of U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
- The Historic Belle Meade Plantation, began operations in 1806, a site of farm operations and slave holding
- Fort Nashborough, once a source of protection against Indians, for new settlers 
- Fort Negley, the largest fort built in the United States during the Civil War 
- Stone Hall, a Colonial revival home
- Two Rivers Mansion, built in 1859, one of the best preserved historic homes in Tennessee
- Nashville City Cemetery, Opened in 1822; the oldest continuously operated public cemetery in Nashville; many notable interments.
Nashville Tornado of 2008
Tennessee Flood of 2010
|Flooding on Rosa Parks Blvd.
Battle of Nashville
|Artist depiction of Battle of Nashville
|Nashville Wharf, Cumberland River, just after the Civil War
Community Common Places
- Nashville is Music City, USA , the home of country music, home of Country Music Association Awards, and Home of CMA Festival
- Music City Center
- Ryman Auditorium
- Grand Old Opry
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators, host to many events including SEC Men's Basketball
- Home of Iroquois Steeplechase
- Home of the National Football League team, the Tennessee Titans
- Home of the National Hockey League team, the Nashville Predators
- Home of the Minor League Baseball team, The Nashville Sounds
- The Historic Union Station Hotel
- Tennessee State Museum
- Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
- Nashville Children's Theatre
- Nashville Symphony
- Centennial Park, The Parthenon
- Wave Country
- Bicentennial Mall
- Farmer's Market
Land Records from 1778 to 1805
Court Records from 1784 to 1816
Tennessee Bible Records Project
Military Service Records
Davidson County, TN, Military Records;
- ↑ Davidson County, Tennessee. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Davidson County, Tennessee
- ↑ Wikipedia
- ↑ Wikipedia
- ↑ North Carolina Land Grants
Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages:
Contact the Profile Managers privately:
Summer Orman and Tennessee Project WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments:
Login to post.
(Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)