FUN FACTS ABOUT THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

  • State Nickname: Volunteer State
  • State Slogan: Ameria at its Best
  • State Horse: Tennessee Walking Horse
  • State Bird: Mockingbird
  • State Flower: Iris
  • State Tree: Tulip Popular
  • State Animal: Raccoon
  • State Songs: My Homeland, Tennessee - When It's Iris Time In Tennessee - My Tennessee - Tennessee Waltz - Rocky Top
  • Entered Union: June 1. 1796 (16th State)
  • Capital: Nashville
  • # of National Forests: 1
  • # of State Forests: 15
  • # of State Parks: 54

FAMOUS TENNESSEANS:

  • Samuel Carter (Navy Admiral & Army General)
  • Davy Crockett (Frontiersman)
  • Andrew Jackson (President)
  • Andrew Johnson (President)
  • James K. Polk (President)
  • Aretha Franklin (Singer)
  • Amy Grant (Singer)
  • Dolly Parton (Singer)
  • Justin Timberlake (Singer)
  • Minnie Pearl (Entertainer)
  • Sequoyah (Cherokee Scholar)
  • Dinah Shore (Actress)
  • Wilma Rudolph (Sprinter)
  • Lester Flatt (Bluegrass Musician)