Tennessee is a state in the United States. Its capital is Nashville, which is also the country music center of America. It is the home of the Smoky Mountains which are a famous tourist attraction. Other well known cities and towns are Memphis (the biggest city), Knoxville, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge, Lynchburg, Carthage, Lawrenceburg, Clarksville, Lebanon, Pigeon Forge, Murfreesboro, and Gatlinburg. Tennessee touches eight states: Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi on the south; Arkansas and Missouri (by the Mississippi River) to the west. Tennessee ties Missouri as the state bordering the most other states.
|Tennessee state symbols|
|Amphibian||Tennessee cave salamander|
|Mammal||Tennessee Walking Horse|
|Reptile||Eastern box turtle|
Eastern red cedar
|Fossil||Pterotrigonia (Scabrotrigonia) thoracica|
|Gemstone||Tennessee River pearl|
|Poem||"Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee" by William Lawrence|
|Slogan||Tennessee – America at its Best|
|Tartan||Tennessee State Tartan|
|State route marker|
Released in 2002
|Lists of United States state symbols|
Tennessee was the 16th state to join the nation, on June 1, 1796
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- "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
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- Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
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