It’s always fun to learn a little bit about where you live, hey? What’s going on behind closed doors, where the city came from and how its become where its at. We’ve found twelve quirky facts that will make you scratch your head – and crown you the local know-it-all at trivia night.
12. Nashville has 678,889 souls living within its borders as of 2015.
That's more people than Denver, Seattle, AND Boston!
11. Hatch Show Print is renowned worldwide and is one of the oldest letterpress shops in the nation.
It has made its home in Nashville since its inception in 1879.
10. Al Capone stopped at Nashville's Union Station as he was taken to a penitentiary in Georgia.
So, we're basically the headquarters of the olden-days mafia. Right? Right.
9. Three presidents have called Nashville home.
Presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson.
8. Pancake Pantry changed the vibe of Nashville breakfast after its opening in 1961.
This is definitely one place where it's worth it to wait around the block for a pretty dang good pancake.
7. The windows at the Country Music Hall of Fame are designed to resemble piano keys.
It's really living up to its name, don't you think?
6. The Hermitage Hotel located in downtown is the only Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel in the city.
So...we have to stay there, right? It's gorgeous! John F. Kennedy even stayed here, and the famed Al Capone.
5. Nashville received the first license to air on FM radio waves in 1941.
Our radio media hasn't been the same since.
4. There is a memorial in Bicentennial Park that commemorates the 1960 sit-in that spoke out against segregation.
It celebrates a very powerful moment in Nashville during the civil rights movement.
3. Nashville was first known as, "Music City" after a radio announcer created the moniker on air in the 1950's.
It was David Cobb of WSM radio - good word, David. Good word.
2. There are only four record pressing companies left in the United States, and the 1949 born United Record Pressing is one of them.
They cut records for famous folks like Elvis Presley.
1. Printer's Alley was the heartbeat of Nashville's illegal alcohol purveyors during prohibition.
The basements were used by locals to store and make their illegal goods.