Facts About Tennessee



Facts About Tennessee

Tennessee became the 16th state of the United States on June 1st, 1796. This state has an area of 42,146 square miles making it the 36th biggest state of the territory. Tennessee's capital is Nashville and its largest city is Memphis.

  • Counties in Tennessee: 95

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  • State Flag: ___

  • State Motto: "Agriculture and Commerce"

  • State Abbreviation: TN

  • State Name of Residents: Tennesseans

  • State Folk Dance: Square dance

  • State Nick Name: The Volunteer State

  • State Tree: Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera )

  • State Flower: Iris (Genus Iridaceae)

  • State Wildflower: Passion flower (Benus Passiflora)

  • State Wild Animal: Raccoon (Procynn lotor)

  • State Bird: Mockingbird

  • State Game Bird: Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus)

  • State Commercial Fish: Channel catfish (Ictalurus lacustris)

  • State Sport Fish: Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

  • State Amphibian: Tennessee Cave salamander (Gyrinophilu palleucus)

  • State Reptile: Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina)

  • State Insects: Firefly and Ladybug (ladybird beetle)

  • State Agricultural Insect: Honey bee (Apis mallifera)

  • State Butterfly: Zebra swallowtail (Eurptides marcellus)

  • State Gem: Tennessee River pearls (pearls from fresh water mussels)

  • State Rocks: Limestone and Agate

  • State Soil: Dickson






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