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HISTORY of DAVIDSON COUNTY
Established May 17, 1783
Organized October 6, 1783
Parent County: North Carolina
County formed thirteen years before Tennessee became a state
Nashville is county seat and capital of the state

 

PEOPLE of DAVIDSON COUNTY
BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON  (ca 1746-1781)
County Named in honor of Brigadier General William Lee Davidson
Served as a Revolutionary War officer from North Carolina
Was killed in action at Cowan's Ford, North Carolina 1781

 

TIMOTHY DEMONTBREUN (ca 1747-1826)
Born in Canada
Came to our area in 1788 and took up residence in a cave on the Cumberland River across from what is now Shelby Park.
Prior to moving here, Demontbreun had an extensive career in politics and appeared to have been a successful business man.
Decided to move here and eventually brought his wife and they both lived in the cave where she gave birth to a child which
is believed to have been the first white child to be born in Davidson County.
In his early years here Demontbreun was a trapper and was successful at this endeavor.
Demontbreun was born JacQues Timothe Boucher Sieur Demontbreun
In the years following his death it was unclear exactly where he was buried and speculated on by many.
It was finally determined that Demonbreun's final resting place was in what is now Carney Cemetery in Cheatham County. His grave is marked with an engraved stone.

Demontbreun Cave entrance

Inside cave

Inside cave

Inside cave

Overhead inside cave

Stream inside cave

Rear of cave
Information and cave pictures contributed by A Hastings 2'06

Cave pictures contributed by Jon 8'06

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION IN DAVIDSON COUNTY

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
West End Av 37240
Founded 1873
Currently serves about 5,600 undergraduate and 4,200 graduate students
Composed of 10 schools,
Undergraduate programs offered
Liberal Arts
Sciences
Education
Human Development
Engineering
Music
A full range of graduate and professional degrees offered

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
3500 John Merritt Blvd 37203
Established 1912
Offers bachelor’s degrees in 42 academic areas Masters degrees in 21 areas
Doctors degrees in public administration, curriculum and instruction and psychology Enrollment about 8,000

   
BELMONT UNIVERSITY
Belmont Blvd 37212
Undergraduate degrees offered in 49 major fields of study
Masters degrees in accounting, business, education, music, and nursing
Enrollment about 2,870
FISK UNIVERSITY
1000 17th Ave N 37208
Founded 1866
Offers 22 undergraduate degrees
Six masters degrees
Appx 850 students attend from many states and foreign countries
   
DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY
3901 Granny White Pike 37204
MEHARRY MEDICAL SCHOOL
1005 D B Todd Blvd 37208
   
NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW
2934 Sidco Dr 37204
TREVECCA NAZARENE COLLEGE
333 Murfreesboro Rd 37203
   

 

HIGHWAYS in DAVIDSON COUNTY
U S Highways:
I-24, I-40, I-65, I-265, I-440, 31, 31A, 31E, 31W, 41, 41A, 70, 70S, 431
State Highways:
1, 6, 11, 12, 24, 41, 65, 96, 100, 106, 112, 155, 171, 174, 251, 255, 265
   

 

POST OFFICES of DAVIDSON COUNTY
Addie Opened: May 13, 1895 Closed: July 31, 1912
Alex Opened: February 26, 1890 Closed: December 4, 1890
Antioch Opened: July 17, 1882 Closed: Operating
Baker Opened: November 29, 1882 Closed: March 31, 1922
Bakers Station Opened: September 7, 1875 Closed: November 29, 1882
Belleview Opened: February 26, 1867 Closed: October 1, 1964
Bellvue Opened: October 1, 1964 Closed: February 1, 1976
Bordeaux Opened: May 19, 1892 Closed: August 30, 1902
Bosland Opened: March 25, 1892 Closed: July 13, 1892
Boydsville Opened: January 12, 1825 Closed: ca. 1826
Bradley Opened: June 16, 1898 Closed: March 31, 1900
Brooklyn Opened: January 19, 1889 Closed: April 30, 1902
Buchanansville Opened: prior 1832 Closed: January 26, 1837
Cactus Opened: May 24, 1872 Closed: September 28, 1879
Capital View Opened: April 20, 1858 Closed: January 29, 1861
Carlsbad Opened: May 29, 1884 Closed: February 2, 1895
Chestnut Grove Opened: July 14, 1830 Closed: March 29, 1856
Cockrill Opened: October 28, 1893 Closed: October 2, 1894
Couchville Opened: March 1, 1860
Reopened: July 3, 1867
Closed: June 20, 1867
Reclosed: January 31, 1910
Crockett Opened: February 15, 1840 Closed: March 15, 1843
Deinoss Opened: July 15, 1837 Closed: November 1, 1840
Donelson Opened: April 22, 1857
Reopened:
December 17, 1867
Reopened:
February 8, 1869
Closed: October 4, 1867
Reclosed: October 16, 1868
Reclosed: July 31, 1954
Dozier Opened: April 30, 1891 Closed: June 30, 1902
Drake Opened: March 22, 1890 Closed: May 19, 1892
Dryfork Opened: January 20, 1894 Closed: December 31, 1900
Eaton’s Creek Opened: July 7, 1874
Reopened: June 19, 1877
Closed: January 3, 1876
Reclosed:
November 17, 1887
Edenwold Opened: July 17, 1910 Closed: September 31, 1959
Edgefield Opened: March 28, 1895 Closed: July 17, 1910
Edgefield Junction Opened: January 26, 1868 Closed: March 28, 1895
Ednyville Opened: June 14, 1828 Closed: November 12, 1828
Elm Hill Opened: October 9, 1848 Closed: October 6, 1859
Fairview Opened: December 23, 1847 Closed: October 5, 1848
Faro Opened: August 2, 1897 Closed: January 14, 1902
Flat Rock Opened: October 10, 1891 Closed: September 26, 1894
Flatrock Opened: September 26, 1894 Closed: August 23, 1901
Fountain of Health Opened: January 15, 1824 Closed: August 30, 1838
Franklin College Opened: October 4, 1844 Closed: January 16, 1879
Gertrude Opened: March 26, 1898 Closed: June 30, 1902
Gilroy Opened: March 15, 1899 Closed: May 30, 1902
Glen Cliff Opened: January 16, 1879
Reopened:
January 16, 1879
Closed: April 26, 1873
Reclosed:
December 31, 1901
Goodlettsville Opened: April 13, 1854 Closed: Operating
Gulistan Opened: May 18, 1850 Closed: June 18, 1851
Hardingville Opened: March 30, 1892 Closed: July 15, 1892
Hermitage Opened: April 28, 1873 Closed: Operating
Hite Opened: August 15, 1893
Reopened:
February 13, 1904
Closed: November 14, 1903
Reclosed: October 30, 1904
Jacksonville Opened: March 23, 1918 Closed: December 1, 1923
Jimtown Opened: October 7, 1893 Closed: November 30, 1901
Joelton Opened: July 23, 1884
Reopened: April 29, 1902
Closed: April 15, 1900
Reclosed: Operating
Jordonia Opened: November 17, 1887 Closed: March 15, 1901
Joslins Opened: February 6, 1828 Closed: July 7, 1829
Julia Dean Opened: April 7, 1851 Closed: November 24, 1852
Keeblesville Opened: November 9, 1820 Closed: ca. 1822
Kens Opened: July 7, 1896 Closed: September 9, 1897
Lannomville Opened: February 10, 1885 Closed:
Lickton Opened: September 6, 1887 Closed: December 22, 1900
Lime Works Opened: April 25, 1872 Closed:
Linton Opened: June 14, 1890 Closed: August 31, 1909
Lower Harpeth Opened: August 19, 1828 Closed: est. cal 1829
Madison Opened: May 21, 1857
Reopened: April 5, 1861
Closed: September 6, 1859
Reclosed: Operating
Madison College Opened: April 18, 1936 Closed: August 1, 1956
Mansker’s Creek Opened: March 19, 1824 Closed: April 13, 1834
Maplewood Opened: February 29, 1888 Closed: January 12, 1894
Marcia Opened: December 16, 1895 Closed: May 29, 1896
Marrow Bone Opened: February 16, 1852 Closed: September 22, 1866
Marvel Opened: March 15, 1899 Closed: December 31, 1901
Mayview Opened: July 14, 1891 Closed: May 31, 1893
Morney Opened: May 12, 1884 Closed: December 31, 1900
Morrow Opened: February 23, 1898 Closed: May 12, 1899
Mount View Opened: March 8, 1827
Reopened: March 1, 1842
Closed: January 26, 1837
Reclosed: August 23, 1852
Mountview Opened: May 19, 1898 Closed: January 11, 1899
McWhirtersville Opened: December 16, 1852 Closed: August 15, 1852
McVilla Opened: June 4, 1819 Closed: est. ca 1825
Nashville Opened: April 1, 1796
Reopened: March 20, 1862
Closed: June 10, 1861
Reclosed: Operating
Newsom’s Station Opened: May 10, 1875
Reopened:
October 19, 1877
Reopened: March 12, 1886
Closed: June 22, 1875
Reclosed: October 11, 1881
Reclosed: August 31, 1918
Newton Opened: September 8, 1843 Closed: January 30, 1844
O’Neil Opened: July 13, 1892 Closed: June 30, 1902
Oglesby Opened: September 19, 1890 Closed: June 30, 1902
Old Hickory Opened: August 20, 1890
Reopened:
December 1, 1923
Closed: December 31, 1900
Reclosed: Operating
Oneyville Opened: November 28, 1870
Reopened: March 21, 1873
Closed: November 25, 1872
Reclosed: July 17, 1882
Pantops Opened: August 10, 1898 Closed: October 25, 1899
Paradise Opened: February 21, 1827 Closed: June 6, 1828
Paradise Hill Opened: August 22, 1866 Closed: September 18, 1867
Paragon Mills Opened: September 19, 1879 Closed: December 15, 1905
Pleasant Hill Opened: June 3, 1830 Closed: December 21, 1848
Pleasant Retreat Opened: September 5, 1852 Closed: March 27, 1853
Rashboro Opened: September 5, 1854 Closed: April 22, 1856
Ridge Post Opened: March 24, 1857
Reopened: May 2, 1857
Reopened:
September 9, 1870
Closed: April 9, 1857
Reclosed: June 12, 1868
Reclosed: October 18, 1894
Ridgepost Opened: October 18, 1894 Closed: June 30, 1902
Rosedale Opened: May 10, 1872 Closed: October 6, 1880
Sain’s Creek Opened: February 15, 1840 Closed: March 15, 1843
Settersville Opened: August 7, 1897 Closed: August 6, 1899
Shwab Opened: October 24, 1891 Closed: August 31, 1900
South Harpeth Opened: February 3, 1837 Closed: October 13, 1838
South Nashville Opened: April 4, 1857 Closed: July 25, 1857
Stewart’s Ferry Opened: June 10, 1833
Reopened:
October 10, 1873
Closed: September 22, 1866
Reclosed: August 15, 1902
Sunny Point Opened: August 23, 1875 Closed: November 14, 1876
Sycamore Mills Opened: February 9, 1848 Closed: May 26, 1856
Tank Opened: September 17, 1853 Closed: February 26, 1867
Tulipgrove Opened: March 30, 1901 Closed: January 30, 1904
Tusculum Opened: December 5, 1831
Reopened: August 16, 1842
Closed: October 25, 1839
Reclosed: January 30, 1844
Una Opened: June 22, 1882 Closed: June 30, 1902
Union Hill Opened: August 28, 1888 Closed: June 30, 1902
Vaughn Opened: March 19, 1884 Closed: July 31, 1901
Walton Opened: August 18, 1892 Closed: April 15, 1902
Watkins Opened: February 9, 1885 Closed: June 12, 1900
West Nashville Opened: November 25, 1890 Closed: October 24, 1899
White Bend Opened: July 19, 1854
Reopened:
September 13, 1867
Reopened: July 15, 1872
Reopened:
November 20, 1874
Closed: September 22, 1866
Reclosed: June 10, 1870
Reclosed: October 28, 1874
Reclosed: June 30, 1902
White Creek Springs Opened: September 6, 1838
Reopened: August 29, 1846
Closed: August 8, 1845
Reclosed: May 23, 1849
Whites Creek Opened: August 22, 1866
Reopened: August 15, 1873
Closed: January 23, 1869
Reclosed: Operating
Whitesburg Opened: February 15, 1840 Closed: March 15, 1843
Wilkerson Opened: March 20, 1882 Closed: May 15, 1901
Woodruff’s Station Opened: September 6, 1859 Closed: April 5, 1861
Wrencoe Opened: November 29, 1881 Closed: September 15, 1903

 

SIZE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY
Square Miles:

502

 

POPULATION OF DAVIDSON COUNTY
1960 154,563
1970 426,029
1980 455,651
1990 510,784
2000 569,891

 

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