Tennessee was the 16th state to join the union. It became a state on June 1, 1796.
Capital - Nashville
Abbreviation - TN
Nickname - The Volunteer State
Motto - "Agriculture and Commerce"
Song - My Homeland Tennessee, The Tennessee Waltz, When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, My Tennessee, Rocky Top, Tennessee, and The Pride of Tennessee
Bird - Mockingbird
Flower - Iris
Insect - Firefly and Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle)
Area - approximately 42,146 square miles
Websites for studying about Tennessee
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Tennessee
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Tennessee
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Tennessee resources.
Information about Tennessee. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
Explore the States - Tennessee
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Tennessee
RoadsideAmerica.com - Tennessee
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Tennessee
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Tennessee.