Middle Tennessee, Greater Nashville - They all sound good to me

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Real Estate Agent with Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty 290309

Middle Tennessee, Greater Nashville - They all sound good to me.  We all know Nashville...Music City but where and what is Middle Tennessee?

Since moving here a number of years ago I remember everyone talking about Middle Tennessee, but I never really knew what that meant.  Well it seems that Middle Tennessee, unlike geographic designations of regions in other states, has legal as well as socioeconomic meaning.

TN FlagThere are three Grand Divisions; Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee and East Tennessee, hence the three stars on the State Flag. According to the Tennessee State Constitution, no more than two of the state supreme court's five justices can come from any one Grand Division.

Middle Tennessee is the largest in area and least densely populated of the three Grand Divisions and consists of 41 counties.  Major cities in the area are; the state capital Nashville; Clarksville (home to the 101st Airborne; Murfreesboro and Franklin.

Some say that Middle Tennessee is the prettiest of the three divisions; we just call it home.  As soon as you travel the area you will fall in love with the rolling hills, rivers, vast farm land, and horse farms.  It is here in Middle Tennessee that the Tennessee Walking Horse was breed.

Middle Tennessee is also a haven for higher education....once referred to as the Athens of the South.  Nashville is home to such renowned universities as Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Fisk and Tennessee State.  Other prominent universities are Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, the University of the South in Sewanee, Cumberland University in Lebanon, and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, which is the state's second largest institution of higher learning, just behind the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

So check out homes here in Middle Tennessee and see what we mean when we say Tennessee sounds good to me.
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Benchmark Realty,318 Seaboard Ln., Ste 115, Franklin, TN  615-371-1544
Diane Osowiecki, license #290309 cell - 615-406-2184  email  diane@dianeo.us
Bob Osowiecki, license #325031  cell - 615-878-3902 email  bobointn@gmail.com
 

Comments (2)

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Diane. Yes, this area is unlike many that I have seen. It seems that with the diverseness of the economy, we have not been hammered like many other areas...

Jan 16, 2011 01:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We definitely need to visit your area. Have a most productive week and an outstanding January!

 The colors of winter in Maryland. Life is good in Montgomery County!

Jan 16, 2011 01:40 AM