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Like Hermitage, TN., Donelson is rich in history and is home to many historical landmarks like the 1859 antebellum, Two- Rivers mansion and postwar WWII red brick suburbs.
Donelson is just east of the city and seconds from the Nashville International Airport. It’s close proximity to town and the airport makes it an appealing area to live for those that travel extensively and work downtown.
Donelson was home to the former and famous Opryland USA Theme Park. The theme park closed in 1997 and reopened as Opry Mills Shopping mall, which was later destroyed by the great flood of 2010. The grand reopening of the mall is scheduled sometime in November, 2011.
In Addition, Donelson is home to the Grand Ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry is one of the longest running broadcasts and stage shows since 1925. It attracts tourists year round from all over the world. The Grand Ole Opry has been called “country’s most famous stage.”
The Grand Ole Opry is adjacent to the famous Gaylord Grand Ole Opry hotel and it too was destroyed in the 2010 May flood. But, remarkably the hotel was quickly reopened to the public soon after total destruction. It was amazing to see quick responsiveness to repair and the re-opening of this famous hotel.
(Donelson is a neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee located east of downtown Nashville along U.S. Highway 70. It is named in honor of John Donelson, co-founder of Nashville and father-in-law of Andrew Jackson, Nashvillian and seventh President of the United States. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.) (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
(Membership in the Opry remains one of country music’s crowning achievements. Such country music legends as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, the Carter family, Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells and Minnie Pearl became regulars on the Opry’s stage (although Williams was banned in 1952 due to frequent drunkenness). In recent decades, the Opry has hosted such contemporary country stars as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and the Dixie Chicks (both with their initial bluegrass/cowgirl lineup and their most recent alternative country trio). Since 1974, the show has been broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry House east of downtown Nashville and performances have been sporadically televised in addition to the radio programs.) (from the Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia)