Place:Davidson, Tennessee, United States

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Davidson County is a county located in the State of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 626,681, making it the second most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Nashville.

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.

Davidson County has the largest population in the 13-county Nashville-Davidson–MurfreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nashville has always been the region's center of commerce, industry, transportation, and culture, but it did not become the capital of Tennessee until 1827 and did not gain permanent capital status until 1843.[1]

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1783 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1783 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1784 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 3,459
1800 9,965
1810 15,608
1820 20,154
1830 28,122
1840 30,509
1850 38,882
1860 47,055
1870 62,897
1880 79,026
1890 108,174
1900 122,815
1910 149,478
1920 167,815
1930 222,854
1940 257,267
1950 321,758
1960 399,743
1970 448,003
1980 477,811
1990 510,784

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Davidson County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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