Nashville’s history started back between 1000-1500 A.D. with this Native Americans of the Mississippian culture. They were descendants of the prehistoric inhabitants who arrived in the Tennessean region about 12,000 years ago. The Mississippians grew corn, hunted, and built gigantic earthen mounds.
More recently, in 1689, French-Canadian explorer Martin Chartier established a trading post near the present-day site of Nashville on the Cumberland River. In 1714, a group of traders established a trading post at the present location of the downtown area, which became known as French Lick. But the 1740s, the settlement had been abandoned.
In 1779, explorers James Robertson and John Donelson set up Fort Nashborough at the former site of French Lick. Because of its strategic location as a port on the Cumberland River, the settlement prospered, and shortened its name to “Nashville.”
Nashville has seen battles during the Civil War, two Cholera outbreaks that resulted in over 1000 deaths, and countless other hidden tragedies. One thing that Nashville does best is music and nightlife, and what’s a night out without a pub or two? In the spirit (no pun intended) of learning, join us for a Nashville Spirits and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl to discover the history of Nashville’s most haunted watering holes.
* Drinks not included in ticket price *