Nashville, Illinois

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Nashville is a city in Washington County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 3,147. It is the county seat of Washington County.[1]



Nashville is located at 38°20′53″N 89°22′54″W / 38.34806°N 89.38167°W / 38.34806; -89.38167 (38.348076, -89.381660).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.25%) is water.

Nashville is located on Nashville Creek, at the headwaters of Little Crooked Creek, which flows northwest into the Kaskaskia River. Just to the southeast of Nashville is the headwaters of Beaucoup Creek, which flows south into the Big Muddy River. Nashville is thus situated next to the Kaskaskia/Big Muddy divide.


The Nashville Road runs from Coulterville to Nashville, along the Kaskaskia/Big Muddy divide. This is the remains of a pioneer road that ran from the original State capital, Kaskaskia, across Illinois to Fort Vincennes


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,147 people, 1,324 households, and 884 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.9 people per square mile (453.4/km²). There were 1,421 housing units at an average density of 530.1/sq mi (204.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.16% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

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