Area Code 615

Where Is Area Code 615?

Updated: November 21st 2018

Area code 615 can be found in Tennessee serving the Nashville metropolitan area. Area code 615 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 13 counties of Tennessee. Area code 615 was put into service in 1954 and was created from a split of area code 901. Area code 615 was split in 1995 to form area code 423 and split again in 1997 to form area code 931. In 2015, area code 615 was overlaid with area code 629.

Located in the north central part of Tennessee, Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the state. Nashville is the county seat of Davidson County and is nicknamed “Music City.” Nashville is situated on the Cumberland River in an area known as the Nashville Basin. Nashville has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters; spring and fall are prone to severe thunderstorms. Going back in history, James Robertson arrived on the banks of the Cumberland River in 1779. Other settlers arrived the following year and the town was officially named Nashville in 1784. Due to Nashville’s strategic location, it quickly developed as a cotton center and river port, eventually becoming the commercial center of the whole Middle Tennessee region. Nashville became the county seat of Davidson County in 1806 and the capital of Tennessee in 1843.

Nashville has a population of 626,681 and the racial makeup of the city is 61.4% White, 27.7% African American, 9.8% Hispanic, and 3.0% Asian (2010 Census). The high crime rate makes Nashville a dangerous city to reside in.

The downtown area is Nashville's central business district and features a wide variety of dining, entertainment, and architectural attractions. Known as the “Music City,” Nashville is a major music recording and production center; the Big Four record labels have offices in the city. In addition to music, Nashville is considered the health care hub of Tennessee because it is home to more than 300 health care companies. Other major industries in the city include publishing, tourism, real estate, finance, and insurance. When it comes to cuisine, meat and three, hot fish, and hot chicken are considered a local specialty of Nashville. The Tennessee Titans (NFL) and the Nashville Predators (NHL) are Nashville’s two major professional sports teams. Country music is extremely popular in the city, which is why many of the tourist attractions involve country music. Nashville has a vibrant music scene, with a large number of honky-tonk bars and music clubs in the downtown area. Like all large cities, Nashville is home to many tourist attractions including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, the Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Johnny Cash Museum, the Lane Motor Museum, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Major annual events in the city include the Nashville Pride, the Nashville Film Festival, the CMA Music Festival, the Tennessee State Fair, and the Live on the Green Music Festival.

Major Cities In Area Code 615

Nashville

Murfreesboro

Franklin

Hendersonville

Smyrna

Murfreesboro is the geographic center of Tennessee and the county seat of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro is the fastest growing city in the state and is among the 15 fastest growing cities in the country. Going back in history, the Tennessee State Legislature was tasked with finding a new site for the Rutherford County seat. In 1811, the 60 acres of land that became the new town was named Cannonsburgh; one month later the name was changed to Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro was incorporated as a city in 1817 and was named the capital of Tennessee in 1818; Nashville regained the title as the state capital in 1826. The Battle of Stones River was fought near the city in 1862. Today Murfreesboro has a population of 108,755 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.6% White, 15.2% African American, 5.9% Hispanic, and 3.4% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Murfreesboro is a dangerous city to reside in. Much of the economy is centered on industry, manufacturing, and education. Points of interest in the city include the Stones River National Battlefield, the Cannonsburgh Village, the Oaklands Mansion, the Stones River Mall, the Discovery Center, and the Center for the Arts.

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