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TENNESSEE DATA

STATEHOOD: June 1, 1796. 16th state
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STATE FLAG:

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ORIGIN OF STATE'S NAME:: Tennessee was named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi".
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STATE'S POPULATION: 5,689,283
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CAPITAL and LARGEST CITIES:

MEMPHIS: population, 650,100


NASHVILLE: population, 510,784
Nashville became the capital in 1826.
Previous state capitals are: Knoxville and Murfreesboro


KNOXVILLE: population, 173,890


CHATTANOGGA: population, 152,466
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STATE BIRD: Mockingbird

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STATE TREE: Tulip Tree
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STATE FLOWER: Iris

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STATE NICKNAME: The Volunteer State
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STATE MOTTO: Agriculture and Commerce
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TENNESSEE STATE SONGS: The Tennessee Waltz, Tennessee My Homeland, Tennessee, When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, Rocky Top.
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STATE'S LOWEST POINT: Mississippi River, 182 ft.
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STATE'S HIGHEST POINT: Clingmans Dome: 6,643 ft.

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COUNTIES: 95
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TENNESSEE RIVER: The Holston and French Broad Rivers come together just east of Knoxville to form the Tennessee River.
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BORDER STATES: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia.
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