Postal abbreviation – TN
Capital – Nashville
Area – 42,143.27 [36th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 6,346,105 [17th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 153.9 [20th largest in the US]
Area codes – 423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Zip codes – 37010 - 38589
Number of counties –95
State nickname – Volunteer State
State motto – “Agriculture and Commerce "
|State Flag of Tennessee|
-Tennessee was nicknamed The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.
-The largest earthquakes in American history east of the Rocky Mountains, the three New Madrid Earthquakes, magnitude 7.5, occurred in the winter of 1811-12 in northwestern Tennessee. Reelfoot Lake was formed during these earthquakes.
-Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest continuously running live radio program in the world, broadcasting every Friday and Saturday night since 1925.
-Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves.
-The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the US.
-Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, the second most visited house in the country, is located in Memphis.
-Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union during the Civil War and the first state to be readmitted after the war.
-The capitol building was designed by architect William Strickland, who died during its construction and is buried within its walls.
-Tennessee ties with Missouri as the most neighborly state, bordered by 8 states.
-Cumberland University, located in Lebanon, lost a football game to Georgia Tech on October 7, 1916 by a score of 222 to 0. The Georgia Tech coach was George Heisman, for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
-Nashville School of Law
-Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
-University of Memphis, Cecil C Humphreys School of Law
-University of Tennessee College of Law
-Vanderbilt University Law School