Ten fun facts about Tennessee


Fact 1
On September 21, 1807 Kingston became the capital of the state for a single day. However, after a negotiation of treaties with the Cherokee Indians the capital was moved to Knoxville.

Fact 2
During the Gulf War more National Guard soldiers were deployed from Tennessee than from any other state.

Fact 3
Reelfoot Lake is considered to be the “Turtle Capital of the World.” It contains thousands of turtles that are all different species’.


Fact 4
Shelby County, Tennessee has more horses than any other county in the United States.

Fact 5
The longest running live-radio program in the United States is the Grand Ole Opry that comes live from Nashville and first began in 1925.

Fact 6
Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Samuel Powhatan Carter, is the only American to serve as both a General in the United States Army, and as an Admiral in the Navy.

Fact 7
A monument is located outside the Green County Courthouse that honors soldiers in both the Union and Confederate armies. It is the only monument of its type and is located in Greenville.

Fact 8
Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located in the exact center of the state.

Fact 9
The first female United States Senator, Hattie Caraway, was born in Bakersville, Tennessee.

Fact 10
The largest fresh water habitat in the United States is the Tennessee Aquarium.


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Short about Tennessee
Is a state located in the south eastern part of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,468,841
Population
6,454,914
Per capita income
$24,294
Life expectancy in number of years
76.3
Statehood
June 1, 1796
Capital
Nashville
Largest city
Memphis
Number of billionaires
6
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State color
Orange and White
State bird
Northern mockingbird
State mammal
Raccoon
State fish
Largemouth bass
State tree
Tulip-tree
State flower
Iris

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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