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The Town of Nashville is located on the western side of the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina. This area is known as the Inner Coastal Plain. Nashville is also in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. According to the United States Census Bureau, Nashville is 4.14 square miles with a population of 1,293.7 per square mile as of 2010. Nashville is 46 miles northeast of Raleigh, 54 miles northwest of Greenville, 91 miles northeast of Fayetteville, 122 miles east of Greensboro, 144 miles north of Wilmington, 157 miles southwest of Virginia Beach, 212 miles northeast of Charlotte, and 292 miles east of Asheville. 

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The Town of Nashville is aided by the Nash UNC Health Care System located in the City of Rocky Mount. Nash UNC Health Care System is composed of four distinct hospitals including: Nash General Hospital, Nash Day Hospital, Coastal Plain Hospital, and the Bryan T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center.

Nash General Hospital is a 282 bed facility that operates as a traditional hospital. The Nash Day Hospital is an outpatient surgery facility with specific centers for cancer treatment and wound care. Coastal Plain Hospital is a 50 bed inpatient facility specializing in comprehensive behavioral treatment. The Aldridge Center is a 23 bed facility for rehabilitation services. There is also an emergency care center operating 38 treatment rooms in the main center and one satellite area. All of these facilities are located in the City of Rocky Mount in the proximity of the US 64 Highway/Winstead Interchange, approximately five to ten minutes east of Nashville. Nashville is also served by Vidant Health and Duke University Health System, two regional health care systems.


The Town of Nashville is served by the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System. The school district is comprised of Nash County, the City of Rocky Mount, and parts of Edgecombe County. All of Nashville is located in the Nashville Elementary School district. It has an enrollment of approximately 837 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The school is in a residential setting on East Virginia Avenue near the center of Town.

The municipal limits are divided between the two middle school districts of Nash Central and Red Oak. Nash Central Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 720 students while Red Oak Middle School has approximately 988 students. Both serve students in the 6th through 8th grade. The majority of Nashville is served by Nash Central Middle School located immediately adjacent to the Town of Nashville Glover Park Recreation Complex. Red Oak Middle School is located in the Town of Red Oak.

Nashville is also served by Nash Central High School. The school has an enrollment of approximately 1,250 students in the 9th through 12th grade. Nash Central High School is located just off of Old Carriage Road in the City of Rocky Mount. The Early College High School with an enrollment of approximately 200 students is also available to citizens of Nashville on the campus of Nash Community College. Nash Community College is just outside Nashville in the City of Rocky Mount and is part of the North Carolina Community College System.


Nash Arts is a private, nonprofit organization, which celebrates, promotes, and produces artists and arts activities, provides support to other area arts organizations and encourages and generates arts education to enhance Nash County quality of life. Nash Arts showcases local, regional and national artists, professional and emerging, as well as self-taught artists and craftsmen. Popular annual events attracting visitors throughout the region include the adapted version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the Haunted by the Arts Ghost Walk, Monthly Concert Series, the Visual Arts Series, Classes and Workshops for children and adults, Dancing with the Arts, Nash County’s Got Talent, and the Denim & Diamonds Gala.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosts the Blooming Festival on Mother’s Day Weekend. The event spanning two decades includes: vendors, concerts, parades, carnival, and the “Mother of the Year Award.” The Nashville Chamber of Commerce also puts on a Children’s Christmas Parade in downtown Nashville followed by a meeting with Santa Claus.

The “Hometown Hero” 5K and one mile program is sponsored by Nashville Elementary  and take place in September each year.  There is also a “Missions Color Run” sponsored by Church on the Rise also in  September.

The Town of Nashville annually offers Halloween activities including face painting and children’s activities at the Library’s annual Fall Festival, a haunted trick-or-treat walking trail at Glover Park, costume contests, and an outdoor movie for all ages during the evening.

Demographics and Economics

Based upon data from the 2010 Census, the Town of Nashville has a population of 5,352. The racial breakdown of the municipality is 51.2% White, 45.5% Black or African American, 1.6% Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 0.4% Asian. The median age of the Town of Nashville is 40.1 years. Males represent 46.2% of the population and females represent 53.8% of the population. The occupancy rate of housing units is 93.5% with a vacancy rate of 6.5%. According to 2014 population estimates among individuals over the age of 25, 17.4% have attained at least a bachelor’s degree and 28.9% have attained at least an associate’s degree. The median family income is $64,683 and the median household income is $48,375. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for all of Nash County stood at 6.3% in April 2017.


Major Employers

2015 Top Ten Taxpayers

Nash-Rocky Mount School System


Nash County

Braswell Milling Co. Inc.

Clayton Homes of Nashville

Cavalier Real Estate Co. Inc.


Nashville Commons, LLC

Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC

Universal Properties

Town of Nashville

Hendersonville Health Care


Duke Energy Progress, Inc.

Braswell Family Farms

Carolina Telephone

East Coast Equipment

State Employees Credit Union

LBJ Chevrolet

Piedmont Center Investments, LLC