Nashville is best known for its music industry and entertainment district downtown, with honkytonks and country #1’s dotting the city’s physical location and historic reputation. Although Nashville has become a truly “cool” city in recent years, most folks forget its quiet beginnings… and the inventions that initially put Nashville on the map. Take a look below, and find out which incredible inventions the world can thank Tennessee’s capital city for. You may just find yourself shocked at a few of them!

Nashville is a pretty incredible city, don’t you think? It’s a city that has come into itself in recent years but has a full and expansive history that really leaves us in awe. Which one of these facts left you shocked? Any new surprises? We’d love to know in the comments!

Learn more about Nashville with a visit to one of these darling rural restaurants located outside of the city. 

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