Tennessee became part of the union as the 16th overall in 1796. Tennessee is a relatively small state, measuring about 112 miles wide, but it stretches 432 miles. Tennessee is host to two famous cities, Memphis and Nashville. These are also the largest cities in the state, and they are popularly known as the centers of country and blues music, respectively.

The state of Tennessee has produced more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state except Virginia. It was also the last state to ever leave the Union and join the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War in 1861. However, it was occupied by the Union Forces at the start of 1862, becoming the first state to rejoin the Union.

Capital : Memphis

Population : 6.549 million as of 2014

Year Founded : June 1, 1796

Flag

The three stars on the flag represent the three land forms found in Tennessee; the lowlands in the West, the mountains in the East and the highlands in the middle. These regions are all bound together in a circle. The spaces between the three stars are colored blue. The rest of the flag is crimson. There is likewise a blue strip, which relieves the exactness of the crimson field and stops the flag from displaying too much crimson when limped.

Annual GDP : $233.99 billion as of 2011

People Living in the State : White, African American, Asian, Native

Main Industries or Sources of Income : Automotive Manufacturing, Energy, Film Production, Health Care, Manufacturing

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Major Cities , Towns, And Areas:

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Historical Landmarks :

Beale Street Historic District

William Blount Mansion

Delta Queen (River Steamboat)

X-10 Reactor

Long Island of the Holston

Franklin Battlefield, The Hermitage, Chucalissa Site, Fort Loudoun , Montgomery Bell Tunnel, Mountain Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Rhea County Courthouse, Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites, Old First Presbyterian Church, Shiloh Indian Mounds Site, Tennessee State Capitol,, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tourist Destinations :

Titanic Museum

Tennessee Aquarium

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Graceland, Dollywood, Parthenon, Country Music Hall of Fame, American Museum of Science and Energy, Knoxville Zoo, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Ruby Falls, Reelfoot Lake State Park, Lookout Mountain, Museum of East Tennessee History

Means of Transportation : Airport, Railroad, Taxi, Bus

Notable Personalities : Elvis Presley (Singer/Actor), Lisa Marie Presley (Singer), Aretha Franklin (Singer), Morgan Freeman (Actor), Oscar Robertson (Legendary Basketball Player), Dolly Parton (Musician), Justin Timberlake (Singer), Miley Cyrus (Singer), Tina Turner (Singer), Megan Fox (Actress), Leslie Jones (Comedienne), Christina Hendricks (TV Actress), Jack Hanna (Writer), Maurice White (Singer/Musician), Nathan Bedford Forrest (General), Nathan Bedford Forrest (Boxer), Quentin Tarantino (Acclaimed Director), Usher (Singer), Dinah Shore (Singer), Johnny Knoxville (Reality TV Star), Kenny Chesney (Musician), Cybill Shepherd (Actress), Sonny Boy Williamson (Singer), Isaac Hayes (Composer),

Description

Tennessee is a U.S. state located in the southeastern region. It is the 36th largest state and the 17th in terms of population. It is bordered by North Carolina to the East, Virginia and Kentucky to the North, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama in the South, and Missouri and Arkansas to the West. Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee and the second largest next to Memphis.

The state is rooted in the Watauga Association. It is a 1772 frontier pact that generally known as the first constitutional government located west of the Appalachians. In today’s setting, Tennessee was primarily part of North Carolina, but was later became part of the Southwest Territory.

During the Reconstruction, Tennessee had competitive party politics, but in 1880s, there was a Democratic takeover. It made way for the disfranchisement laws to be passed. These laws excluded most African Americans, as well as poor White Americans from voting. As a result, the competition in politics has significantly reduced during the mid-20th century.

In the beginning of the 20th century, the state of Tennessee has transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more expanded economy as a result of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s massive federal investment. In 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge established to cater to the uranium enrichment facilities included in the Manhattan Project. It helped build the first atomic bomb in the world that was used during the Second World War.

In addition, the major industries found in Tennessee are manufacturing, agriculture as well as tourism. As of 2014, 81 percent of the population in Tennessee is Christians, six percent is Roman Catholic and the other one percent is Mormon. Furthermore, the Tennessee General Assembly, which is the state legislature, is comprised of 33 representatives of the Senate and 99 members of the House of Representatives.

The politics in Tennessee are mostly consisted of the Republican and Democratic parties. The division of the politics in the state can be traced way back to the period of the American Civil War.

Interesting Facts About The State Of Tennessee

  • William Strickland was the architect and engineer behind the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. However, he died in 1854 in the middle of the construction of the building. He requested to be entombed within the walls of the structure itself.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the entire America. In 2010, the park hosted 9.4 million tourists. It is also known as the Salamander Capital of the World because it hosts the most diverse population of salamanders on Earth with a whopping 30 several species.
  • Graceland, Elvis Presley’s previous estate, is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is the second most visited private residences in the U.S., right next to the White House.
  • Former U.S. President Andrew Jackson established Memphis City on May 22, 1819. He founded the city alongside John Overton and James Winchester. They got the name from the ancient Egyptian city “Memphis”. It means the “place of good abode”.
  • Tennessee is also nicknamed “The Volunteer State” during the 1812 War. The volunteer soldiers coming from Tennessee exhibited marked courage in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • During the Gulf War, there were more National Guard soldiers deployed from Tennessee than any other U.S. states.
  • The Tennessee Cave Salamander is the official state amphibian of Tennessee
  • The Mockingbird is the state’s official bird
  • Tomato is Tennessee’s state fruit
  • The Tulip Poplar is the state tree of Tennessee
  • The state motto is “Agriculture and Commerce”
  • The state poem is “Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee”
  • The slogan of the state is “Tennessee – America at its Best”