Are you ready for a road trip?  Well, these are some of the best small towns near Nashville, TN and they are just a stone’s throw from the center of the city. Whether their population swings toward big or small, they have the perfect small town feel. You don’t want to miss out on a day trip to these darling spots. Who knows? You may decide to make one of these lovely Tennessee towns your new home!

So, what do you think? Are these the best small towns near Nashville, TN? Did you know about these Nashville-area towns? Did we miss your favorite small town near Nashville? Whatever it is, tell us!

If you’re still looking for some interesting things to do around the city, we suggest checking out these unique things to do in Nashville. And if you’re interested in hanging out for the weekend, consider a stay at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown.

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Out and About Near Nashville

Where can we find historic Civil War sites near Nashville?

  • The Travellers Rest Historic House Museum was the headquarters of Confederate General John Bell Hood during the Battle of Nashville.
  • Fort Negley as built by Union troops after they commandeered the city in victory in 1862.
  • Shy's Hill played a key role in the Battle of Nashville as it is where the Union forces defeated the Confederate army.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other fascinating historic Civil War sites in Nashville.

What are some fun facts about Nashville?

  • The Tennessee Capital Building is one of the oldest still operating capitals in the U.S.
  • Over 200 Elvis songs were recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio B.
  • The only scale replica of the Greek Parthenon is in Centennial Park.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other fun facts about Nashville.

Where can we find river towns in Tennessee?

  • Tiptonville, located between the Mississippi River and Blue Basin has managed to maintain its small-town ambiance since its early founding.
  • Chattanooga is one of the state’s favorite river towns, although it is really considered to be a “big city.”
  • Clifton is a charming little town set alongside the Tennessee River and a big draw for those desiring to get away from it all.

Read on to learn more about some of the other beautiful river towns in Tennessee.