State of Tennessee

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Tennessee State Facts

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  • Capital: Nashville

  • Largest city: Memphis

  • Highest point: Clingmans Dome, 6,643 ft (2025 m)

  • Lowest point: Mississippi River at Mississippi border, 178 ft (54 m)

  • Admission to Union: June 1, 1796 (16th)

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Tennessee State Information

  • Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee that was home to Elvis Presley.

  • The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert in Nashville

  • Lookout Mountain is a mountain ridge located at the northwest corner of the U.S. state of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

  • Tennessee has more than 3,800 caves. One, in southeast Tennessee?s Lookout Mountain, contains Ruby Falls-the country’s highest underground waterfall (145 feet). Ruby Falls is 1,120 feet underground.

  • The Manhattan Project was based in Oak Ridge, where secret research for the creation of the atomic bomb took place

  • The Tennessee Whiskey Trail provides guests with up-to-date and recent information about all of the distilleries in Tennessee

  • The longest lasting live radio program is located in Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry is broadcast on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Driving a car while sleeping is prohibited by law in the state of Tennessee

Tennessee Points of Interest

Tennessee Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Tennessee, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Tennessee State Counties

94 Counties in Tennessee

  1. Anderson County

  2. Bedford County

  3. Benton County

  4. Bledsoe County

  5. Blount County

  6. Bradley County

  7. Campbell County

  8. Cannon County

  9. Carroll County

  10. Carter County

  11. Cheatham County

  12. Chester County

  13. Claiborne County

  14. Clay County

  15. Cocke County

  16. Coffee County

  17. Crockett County

  18. Cumberland County

  19. Davidson County

  20. Decatur County

  21. DeKalb County

  22. Dickson County

  23. Dyer County

  24. Fayette County

  25. Fentress County

  26. Franklin County

  27. Gibson County

  28. Giles County

  29. Grainger County

  30. Greene County

  31. Grundy County

  32. Hamblen County

  33. Hamilton County

  34. Hancock County

  35. Hardeman County

  36. Hardin County

  37. Hawkins County

  38. Haywood County

  39. Henderson County

  40. Henry County

  41. Hickman County

  42. Houston County

  43. Humphreys County

  44. Jackson County

  45. Jefferson County

  46. Johnson County

  47. Knox Lake County

  48. Lauderdale County

  49. Lawrence County

  50. Lewis County

  51. Lincoln County

  52. Loudon County

  53. Macon County

  54. Madison County

  55. Marion County

  56. Marshall County

  57. Maury County

  58. McMinn County

  59. McNairy County

  60. Meigs County

  61. Monroe County

  62. Montgomery County

  63. Moore County

  64. Morgan County

  65. Obion County

  66. Overton County

  67. Perry County

  68. Pickett County

  69. Polk County

  70. Putnam County

  71. Rhea County

  72. Roane County

  73. Robertson County

  74. Rutherford County

  75. Scott County

  76. Sequatchie County

  77. Sevier County

  78. Shelby County

  79. Smith County

  80. Stewart County

  81. Sullivan County

  82. Sumner County

  83. Tipton County

  84. Trousdale County

  85. Unicoi County

  86. Union County

  87. Van Buren County

  88. Warren County

  89. Washington County

  90. Wayne County

  91. Weakley County

  92. White County

  93. Williamson County

  94. Wilson County

Our Story

The state of Tennessee is located within the south eastern region of the United States and is the 36th ranked most extensive state in the country with a total land area of 42,142 square miles, as well as the 17th ranked most populated state with a total population of 6.40 million as of 2011. The state is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama. Most of the eastern region of the state is made up of the Appalachian Mountains, while the states western border is created by the Mississippi River. The state capital is the city of Nashville while the largest city in the state is Memphis with a population of 670,902 people.

The land that is now Tennessee was initially a part of the state of North Carolina and later was a part of the southwest territory, and it officially became the 16th state on June of 1796. Tennessee actually provided more soldiers for the Confederate army during the civil war than any other state, as well as more soldiers for the Union army than any of the southern states.

The climate in the state is recognized as a humid subtropical climate, however some of the higher elevation regions located in the Appalachian Mountains are experiencing a mountain temperate climate or even humid continental climates because of the much cooler temperatures. Most of the climate is largely influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, and a large portion of the precipitation in the state is due to the southern winds.

The major industries in the state include coal mining, enriched uranium production, electrical power, automobile manufacturing, music, farming (cattle, tobacco, cotton soybeans), tourism, and even walking horses. There are several major bodies of water within the state which include the Mississippi River, Tennessee River, Clinch River, Duck River, Cumberland River, Norris Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Cherokee Lake, Tims Ford Reservoir, and Kentucky Lake. The state motto is “Agriculture and Commerce” and the sate nickname is “The Volunteer State”. The state bird of Tennessee is the Mockingbird, the state wild animal is the Raccoon, the state sport fish is the Largemouth Bass, the state commercial fish is the Channel Catfish, the state flower is the Iris, and the state tree is the Tulip Poplar tree. Tennessee is abundant in lakes and outdoor activities also constitute a good portion of the states overall economy, making it an idea place for outdoor enthusiast to visit.

State of Franklin; The State of Franklin was an autonomous, secessionist United States territory created, not long after the end of the American Revolution, from territory that later was ceded by North Carolina to the federal government. Franklin's territory later became part of the state of Tennessee. Franklin was never officially admitted into the Union of the United States and existed for only four years. (Source: Wikipedia)

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