Smyrna, Tennessee

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Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee.wikipedia
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Sewart Air Force Base

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In 1941 during World War II, Sewart Air Force Base was established here and served as a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 advanced training facility.
Sewart Air Force Base (1941–1971) is a former United States Air Force base located in Smyrna, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

Sam Davis

One of the major events of the war for the town involved the Confederate States hero Sam Davis, who, after being charged with spying, gave up his life instead of giving any information to the Union Army.
He attended local school in Smyrna, Tennessee, and was educated at the Western Military Institute—now Montgomery Bell Academy—from 1860–61.

Nashville, Tennessee

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It was important during the Civil War because its railroad station lies between Nashville and Chattanooga.
Nissan also has its largest North American manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Nissan Leaf

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In 2012, Smyrna began manufacturing Nissan's electric car, the Nissan Leaf.
, Nissan has an installed capacity to produce 250,000 Leafs per year: 150,000 at Smyrna, Tennessee, 50,000 at Oppama, Japan, and 50,000 at Sunderland, England.

Nissan Smyrna assembly plant

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In the early 1980s, planning began to build a Nissan Motors manufacturing plant and, in 1983, the first vehicle was produced.
The Nissan Smyrna assembly plant is an automobile assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, that began production in 1983 and employs approximately 8,000.

Tennessee Army National Guard

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On its portion, the state opened and operates a Tennessee Army National Guard base and the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center.
30th Troop Command - moved from Smyrna to Tullahoma in 2004

Rutherford County, Tennessee

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Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee.


Corporate Airlines
Prior to their dissolution, RegionsAir (formerly Corporate Airlines) and Capitol Air were headquartered in Smyrna.
Its headquarters and maintenance base were located at the Smyrna Airport in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA|.

Capitol Air

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Prior to their dissolution, RegionsAir (formerly Corporate Airlines) and Capitol Air were headquartered in Smyrna.
The airline was incorporated in Delaware but headquartered in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Stones River

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The two main waterways are Stones River and Stewarts Creek.
The confluence of the two major forks occurs in northeastern Rutherford County near Smyrna.

Johnny Gooch

Johnny Gooch, Major League Baseball player, coach and scout; born in Smyrna in 1897.
Born in Smyrna, Tennessee, Gooch began his professional baseball career in 1916 at the age of 18 with the Talladega Tigers of the Georgia–Alabama League.

Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey, NFL cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars; born in Smyrna in 1994.
Ramsey was born on October 24, 1994 in the Nashville suburb of Smyrna, Tennessee to Lamont and Margie Ramsey.

Smyrna High School (Tennessee)

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Smyrna High School (Bulldogs)
Smyrna High School is a [[Secondary education in the United States#High school .28Grades 9.2F10 through 12.29|high school]] in the Rutherford County school district located in Smyrna, Tennessee United States.

Ben H. Guill

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Ben H. Guill, former U.S. Representative from Texas; born in Smyrna in 1909.
Guill was born in Smyrna in Rutherford County in central Tennessee.

Sonny Gray

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Sonny Gray, Major League pitcher for the New York Yankees; born in 1989.
Gray was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Cindy and Jesse Gray, and lived in Nashville until his family moved to Smyrna, Tennessee, before his eighth-grade year.

William Barksdale

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William Barksdale Confederate general and Mississippi politician. Born in Smyrna in 1821, died at the Battle of Gettysburg.
William Barksdale was born in Smyrna, Tennessee, the son of William Barksdale and Nancy Hervey Lester Barksdale.

Townes Van Zandt

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Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997), musician.
She would later report that after getting back to his home in Smyrna, and giving him alcohol, he became "lucid, in a real good mood, calling his friends on the phone."

Mike Sparks

Mike Sparks, author and member of the Tennessee General Assembly; born in Smyrna at Sewart Air Force Base Hospital in 1967.


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Several American cities have been named after Smyrna, including Smyrna, Georgia; Smyrna, Tennessee; Smyrna, Delaware; Smyrna, Michigan; Smyrna, Maine and New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

U.S. News & World Report

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In 2007, U.S. News & World Report listed Smyrna as one of the best places in the United States to retire.

Agrarian society

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The town of Smyrna has its European-American roots in the early 19th century and began as an agrarian community.

American Civil War

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It was important during the Civil War because its railroad station lies between Nashville and Chattanooga.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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It was important during the Civil War because its railroad station lies between Nashville and Chattanooga.