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Tennessee Facts and Symbols

Tennessee became the 16th state in 1796 and is the 17th largest state by population with about 6.3 million residents. It is also the 34th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 42,143 square miles. Tennessee is home to Memphis, which is the nation's 19th largest city with a population of approximately 670,000 people. Also Nashville, the state's capital city, which is the nation's 26th largest city at about 600,000.

The name Tennessee came from the Indian word "Tanasi," which was the name of a Cherokee town.

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Tennessee Governor, a state map, Tennessee members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Tennessee State Quarter.

Tennessee State Quarter

Tennessee
State Quarter

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Tennessee State Capital - Nashville

State Nickname - The Volunteer State

State Slogan - "Tennessee-America at its Best"

State Motto - "Agriculture and Commerce"

State Flower - Iris

State Wildflower - Passion Flower

State Tree - Tulip Poplar

State Bird - Mockingbird

State Game Bird - Bobwhite Quail

State Commercial Fish - Channel Catfish

State Sport Fish - Largemouth Bass

State Animal - Raccoon

State Insects - The Firefly and the Ladybug

State Butterfly - Zebra Swallowtail

State Reptile - Box Turtle

State Horse - Tennessee Walking Horse

State Amphibian - Tennessee Cave Salamander

State Mineral - Agate

State Gemstone - Freshwater Pearl

State Rock or Stone - Limestone

State Fruit - Tomato

Official State Web Site - www.tn.gov

 
 

Tennessee State Governor:

Phil Bredesen

Governor's Office
  Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
Phone: 615.741.2001
Fax: 615.532.9711
 
 

Tennessee State Map:
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Tennessee State Map - Click for Larger View

 

Tennessee State Congressional District Map:

Tennessee State Congressional District Map

 

Tennessee Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)

 

United States Senate (Tennessee Members):

  Lamar Alexander - (R-TN) Bob Corker - (R-TN)  
 

United States House of Representatives (Tennessee Members by District):

 

David P. Roe - 1st

John J. Duncan Jr. - 2nd

Chuck Fleischmann - 3rd

Scott DesJarlais - 4th

Jim Cooper - 5th

Diane Black - 6th

Marsha Blackburn - 7th

Stephen Fincher - 8th

Steve Cohen - 9th

 
 

Tennessee State Songs:
(There are seven official state songs for Tennessee)

#1) My Homeland, Tennessee
The words were written by Nell Grayson Taylor.
The music was composed by Roy Lamont Smith.

#2) When It’s Iris Time In Tennessee
by Willa Waid Newman

#3) My Tennessee
by Frances Hannah Tranum

#4) Tennessee Waltz
by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King

#5) Rocky Top
by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

#6) Tennessee
by Vivian Rorie

#7) The Pride of Tennessee
by Fred Congdon, Thomas Vaughn and Carol Elliot

         
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