The Nashville Inn, built in 1783, was the first hotel in Nashville. It stood at the corner of 2nd Avenue and what is now Union Street. Considered one of the grandest hotels in the South, it hosted many historic figures such as one of Nashville’s…

Market Square in Nashville was once the epicenter for downtown commerce. Before urban renewal in the 1970’s, all roads within the city limits radiated out from this point. In 1783, the first lodging house, the Nashville Inn, was built there and a…

Fort Nashborough was originally built January 1st, 1780 by James Robertson and a group of pioneers who wished to settle along the Cumberland River. Robertson named the fort after Francis Nash, who fought with him during the battle of Alamance, the…