Tennessee Facts - facts about Tennessee
   
Vacation 2 USA

Travel & Tourism
 Calendars
 Camping
 Cookbooks
 Cycling
 Fishing
 Flights
 Golf
 Guide Books
 Hiking
 History
 Hotels
 Luggage
 Rental Cars
 Skiing
 Top Attractions
 US Flag
 Links

Cities
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Chicago
 Dallas
 Detroit
 Denver
 Honolulu
 Houston
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Miami
 New Orleans
 New York
 Orlando
 Philadelphia
 Phoenix
 Pittsburgh
 San Antonio
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle
 Tampa
 Washington D.C.

Attractions & Resorts
 The Alamo
 Alcatraz
 Broadway Theatre
 Busch Gardens Africa
 Disneyland Resort
 Empire State Building
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Gateway Arch
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Grand Canyon
 Jefferson Memorial
 Kennedy Space Center
 Lincoln Memorial
 Mount Rushmore
 Napa Valley
 Niagara Falls
 Statue of Liberty
 Walt Disney World
 Washington Monument
 White House
 Yellowstone
 Yosemite
 More US Attractions

Destinations
 Alabama
 Alaska
 American Samoa
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Delaware
 Florida
 Georgia
 Guam
 Hawaii
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Indiana
 Iowa
 Kansas
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maine
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 Missouri
 Montana
 Nebraska
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 New York
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Ohio
 Oklahoma
 Oregon
 Pennsylvania
 Puerto Rico
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 South Dakota
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Utah
 Vermont
 Virgin Islands
 Virginia
 Washington
 Washington D.C.
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin
 Wyoming
 
   














































   
Vacation 2 USA   >   Tennessee   >   General Information

   
 

Tennessee Information


Here is some general information about Tennessee:

Book about US States & Territories
 
State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide

This guide contains information about the symbols, mottoes, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and even license plates for each of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.

Click here for more information...

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.


 

Name
Offical Name State of Tennessee
Nickname The Volunteer State
Abbreviations TN, US-TN
Origin of Name Tanasi was the name of a Cherokee Indian town

Government
Official Language English
Admission to Union 1 June 1796
Time Zones Eastern, Central
Official Web Site www.tennessee.gov

Population
Capital Nashville
Largest City Memphis
Population 5,689,283 (as of 2000 census)
Economy Agriculture: cattle, tobacco, soybeans, cotton

Industry: mining (coal), electrical power, enrich uranimum production, automobile manufacturing, music

Geography
Area 42,169 square miles (109,247 km2)
Major Rivers Clinch River, Cumberland River, Duck River, Mississippi River, Tennessee River
Major Lakes Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Lake, Norris Lake, Tims Ford Reservoir, Kentucky Lake
Highest Point Clingmans Dome - 6,643 feet (2,025 meters)
Bordering States Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama
Bordering Country None
Bordering Body of Water None

Symbols
Flag Tennessee Flag
Motto Agriculture and commerce
Song My Homeland, Tennessee, When It's Iris Time In Tennessee, Tennessee Waltz, Rocky Top, The Pride of Tennessee
Public School Song My Tennessee
97th General Assembly Song Tennessee
Slogan Tennessee - America at its Best
Poem Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee
Jamboree and Crafts Festival The Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival
Aviation Hall of Fame Tennessee Hall of Fame
Railroad Museum Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Wild Animal Raccoon
Bird Mockingbird
Game Bird Bobwhite Quail
Horse Tennessee Walking Horse
Insects Honeybee, Firefly
Agricultural Insect Honeybee
Butterfly Zebra Swallowtail
Commercial Fish Channel Catfish
Sport Fish Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass
Amphibian Tennessee Cave Salamander
Reptile Eastern Box Turtle
Wildflower Passion Flower
Cultivated Flower Iris
Fruit Tomato
Tree Tulip Poplar
Rock Limestone
Stone Agate
Gem Tennessee Pearl
Folk Dance Square Dance
Fine Art Porcelain Painting
Theatre Tennessee Theatre
Tartan The State Tartan

Bicentennial Symbols
U.S. Bicentennial Song Fly Eagle, Fly!
U.S. Bicentennial March The Tennessee Salute
School Song My Home Will Always Be Tennessee
Rap Song A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap
Poem Who Are We
Tree Yellowwood Tree


Related Links


Here are some other websites that may be of interest:

Your Comments


Please share your comments about Tennessee:

   
Click here
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2006-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.