The Highland Rim is a geographic term for the area in Tennessee surrounding the Central Basin. Nashville is largely surrounded by higher terrain in all directions.

Geologically, the Central Basin is actually a raised dome, as opposed to a depression.. The Highland Rim is a cuesta surrounding the basin, and the border where the difference in elevation is sharply pronounced is an escarpment. Nashville is located in the northwestern corner of the Basin.

Highland Rim in Southern Victory[]

United States troops had trouble taking the Rim during the Great War.