Davidson County TN

Davidson County TN

Population:  572,475  The county seat of Davidson County is Nashville. The county was named for William Lee Davidson, Revolutionary War soldier who died at Valley Forge. In 1963, the City of Nashville and the Davidson County government merged, so the county government is now known as the "Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County", or "Metro Nashville" for short.

 

Belle Meade Cherokee Park
Bellevue Charlotte Park
Crieve Hall Donelson
East Nashville Green Hills
Hillwood Hillsboro Village
Historic Richland Sylvan Park
West Meade  

 

 

Davidson County Newcomer Information

Population 2011: 626,681
Metro area: Nashville-Davidson

County seat: Nashville

 

Named for William Lee Davidson, Revolutionary War soldier who died at Valley Forge.

Colleges | Universities

Belmont University
(http://www.belmont.edu/)
Private coeducational liberal arts college
1900 Belmont Boulevard,
Nashville, TN 37212-3757
(615) 460-6785
Major bachelor degree programs: Visual and performing arts, business, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences
Sports teams: Bruins

David Lipscomb University
(http://www.lipscomb.edu/)
Private Christian college
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
800.333.4358
615.269.1000
Major bachelor degree programs: Business, education, biological sciences, communications, psychology
Sports teams: Bisons

Fisk University
(http://www.fisk.edu/)
Private 4-year college
1000 Seventeenth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208-3051
615-329-8500
Major bachelor degree programs: Psychology, business, social sciences, biological sciences, English
Well-known students have included: W.E.B. DuBois, reformer, writer
Sports teams: Bulldogs

Tennessee State University
(http://www.tnstate.edu/)
Public, 4-year college
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.,
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
(615) 963-5000
Major bachelor degree programs: Health professions, liberal arts, business, visual and performing arts, computer/information sciences
Sports teams: Tigers

Trevecca Nazarene University
(http://www.trevecca.edu/)
Christian college
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210-2877
615-248-1200
Major bachelor degree programs: Business, education, philosophy, psychology, visual and performing arts
Sports teams: Trojans

Vanderbilt University
(http://www.vanderbilt.edu/)
Private 4-year college
2201 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37235
(615) 322-7311
Major bachelor degree programs: Social sciences, engineering, psychology, biological sciences, English
Well-known students have included: James Dickey, writer
Sports teams: Commodores


DRIVER'S LICENSE

Newcomers to Tennessee have 30 days from the time they establish permanent residency to change their out-of-state driver's license to a valid Tennessee license. To apply for a valid Tennessee license, you must pass a vision test and have a valid license from another state. For a first-time license, you must have a certified birth certificate and Social Security card (or their equivalents), and must pass a written law test, vision test and a road test. Call for information on other requirements for applicants under age 18. Licenses are issued by the Department of Safety at the following locations.
• 1601 Murfreesboro Road...........................(615) 741-2541
• 6604 Centennial Boulevard.........................(615) 741-4560


AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION

Newcomers to Nashville must change their out-of-state vehicle registration at the time their residency has been declared. To help control pollution, the vehicle must pass the Nashville Vehicle Inspection Test before a license tag is issued. For information on inspections, call (615) 399-8995. To register your vehicle, you must bring proof of registration or title or name and address of lienholder to the County Clerk's office (http://www.nashville.gov/cclerk/). All residents must also purchase a Metro Sticker.


METRO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Please visit the web site at http://www.nashville.k12.tn.us/.


LIBRARIES

The Public Library (http://www.nashv.lib.tn.us/) of Nashville and Davidson County has a main library and Area Resources Center, at 225 Polk Avenue , and 18 other branches throughout the Metropolitan area. Special features include:
WPLN (http://www.wpln.org/), a Talking Library for the Blind, special services for the hearing impaired and a business reference department. The public library system is supplemented by numerous school and university libraries.
• Public Library Information...................................(615) 862-5800


AREA AND ELEVATION

Area: 533 square miles.
Elevation: 550 feet at the lowest point and 1100 feet at the highest point of the rim around the Nashville basin.


VOTER REGISTRATION

To register to vote in the State of Tennessee, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by the date of the election and not under conviction of a felony. You must register 30 days prior to the election and provide a street address, Social Security number, birth date and birth place. You may register at the Election Commission's (http://www.nashville.gov/vote/) office or by mail. Mail forms are available at any public library or post office. For information, contact:
Election Commission: Howard Office Building


LAWS

Liquor Laws:
The legal drinking age in Tennessee is 21. Bars are permitted to stay open until 3 a.m. seven days a week. Liquor and wine are sold through licensed package stores in quantity . Beer can be purchased at most grocery and convenience stores, as well as package stores.

DUI Law:
Tennessee has one of the strictest DUI laws in the United States. If you are convicted of a first offense DUI, you will incur a jail sentence, probation, a fine, court costs and loss of your drivers license for one year.

Traffic Laws:
Right turns on red lights are legal at most intersections unless otherwise posted. Children under 4 are required to be in a restraint while in the car.


GOVERNMENT

Under its present Metropolitan Charter, which became effective April 1, 1963, Nashville and Davidson County have a single government with its authority encompassing more than a half-million people and 533 square miles. This widespread area is governed by a mayor, a vice-mayor and a legislative council of 40 members, including five council members-at-large. http://www.nashville.gov


UTILITIES

Electricity:
Nashville Electric Service..........(615) 736-6900
(http://www.nespower.com/)

Gas:
Nashville Gas Company..........(615) 734-0665
(http://www.NashvilleGas.com)

Telephone:

Bell South
Residence..........(615) 557-6500
Business..........(615) 557-6000
(http://www.BellSouth.com)

Water:
Metro Water Services..........(615) 862-4600
(http://www.nashville.gov/water/)

Garbage Collection:
Metro Dept. of Public Works..........(615) 862-8971
(http://www.nashville.gov/pw/)

Cable:
Comcast ..........(615) 244-5990
(http://www.comcast.com/)
Tennessee Cable Television Association………(615) 256-7037
(http://www.tcta.net/)

OTHER

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce:
(http://www.nashvillechamber.com/)
161 Fourth Avenue North..........(615) 259-4755 or 259-4710

Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau:
(http://nashvillecvb.com/)
161 Fourth Avenue North..........(615) 259-4700

The symbol denotes facilities that are handicap accessible.

Belle Meade, TN
City Population 2000: 2,943
Metro area: Nashville-Davidson
Latitude: 36.095N
Longitude: -86.856W
Time zone: Central Daylight Saving
Census 2000 Highlights: Ranked as the fifth richest community in America, with a per capita income of $104,908

Historic Sites in/near Belle Meade
Belle Meade Plantation - Once a renowned thoroughbred stud farm. The site includes a restored mansion, log cabin, stables and carriage house.
Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson, who died here in 1845. The site includes the mansion, formal gardens, Jackson's tomb, visitors center.
Parthenon - Full-sized reproduction of the Greek temple, with sculpture of Athena. The building symbolizes Nashville's reputation as the "Athens of the South".
Ryman Auditorium - Built as a religious tabernacle, the building was the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. After being closed for many years, the auditorium was renovated and reopened in 1994.
Tennessee State Capitol - Built in 1859 by convicts and slaves. On the grounds is the grave of President James K. Polk.
Traveller’s Rest - Restored home of Judge John Overton. Construction on the federal-style clapboard house began in 1799./

 

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