Jan Duke

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  • Jan Duke is a longtime resident of Nashville and has a Tennessee lineage that dates back well into the 18th century.
  • Jan is the author of "Historic Photos of Nashville."



Jan Duke is a former writer for TripSavvy, covering Nashville and middle Tennessee for more than a decade.

Jan's writing and photography have appeared and/or been featured in various local, national, and international media outlets, including The New York Times, Time LIFE, Pearson Education, Nashville Public Television (PBS), Talk of the Town (CBS), Gannett, McGraw Hill, and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.


Jan Duke studied at the University of Maryland, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Volunteer State Community College.

Awards and Publications

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@tripsavvy.com.

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