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All About Tennessee

State Facts

Tennessee was the 16th state to join the union. It became a state on June 1, 1796.

State facts about Tennessee

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

Tennessee State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Tennessee

A to Z Kids Stuff - Tennessee

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Tennessee

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Tennessee

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - Tennessee

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Tennessee

Facts & Trivia about Tennessee - Tennessee

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Tennessee

Awesome America - Tennessee

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Tennessee.

Tennessee Map/Quiz Printout

Tennessee State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Tennessee Virtual Field Trips

More Tennessee field trips ...

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