Facts about Tennessee

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Have you ever taken a vacation to Tennessee before? Maybe you already live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some fun facts about Tennessee right here; just continue to read on. Joey and Jinger love learning fun facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool fun facts with you! Each and every Thursday, I will be posting fun facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about South Dakota. This week we are posting cool facts about Tennessee. The countdown is on, only eight (8) more states to blog about! Just eight more weeks to go… Yippie!!

Did you know that Tennessee was the sixteenth (16th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! Tennessee officially joined the union on June 1, 1796! Tennessee is located in the Upper Southern region of the United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight (8) states: Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri. Tennessee is the thirty-sixth (36th) largest state in the United States. That means Tennessee is one of the smaller states in the United States of America. There are about 7,051,338 people that live in the state of Tennessee. That is a lot of people.

Did you know that the population of the United States is estimated to be about 334,240,213 people? That is a lot of people living in the U.S.A.


Tennessee famous person alert:

Did you know that Wilma Glodean Rudolph was born in Bethlehem, Tennessee? Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an Olympic champion, teacher, and a local television host. To learn more about Wilma Glodean Rudolph: CLICK HERE

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Quick Facts about Tennessee:

1. A few things Tennessee is known for are: the Great Smoky Mountains, country and blues music, and the Grand Ole Opry. A few of the nicknames for the state of Tennessee are: the Volunteer State, Little Chicago, and the Big Bend State. The Tennessee state motto is “Agriculture and Commerce”. The Tennessee state motto was adopted sometime in 1987. The abbreviation for Tennessee is TN.

2. The capital of Tennessee is Nashville. Nashville officially became the capital of Tennessee in 1843. Nashville has an estimated population of about 703,950 people.

3. The Tennessee state bird is the Northern Mockingbird. The Northern Mockingbird is gray and white in coloring. The Northern Mockingbird was chosen as the state bird for Tennessee in 1933. You can look at pictures and read more about the Northern Mockingbird here: CLICK HERE

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4. The Tennessee official state flower is the Iris. The Iris is a perennial flowering (wildflowers) plant that can be found growing in various places throughout the state of Tennessee. The Irises start blooming during the months of April and May. The irises are purple in color!! The Iris became the official state flower in 1973.

5. The current state flag of Tennessee was officially adopted on April 17, 1905. Tennessee’s state flag has a red background with a small white stripe and a larger blue stripe on the end of it. There is a blue circle in the center of the flag that has three white stars inside it. The blue circle has a white border around it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Tennessee are: apples, corn, cotton, hay, peaches, soy beans, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Tennessee are: Dollywood, Graceland, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

8. Some animals that live in Tennessee are: coyotes, bats, groundhogs, rattlesnakes, and squirrels. 

9. Tennessee can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Tennessee was 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Perryville, Tennessee on August 9, 1930. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Tennessee was -32 degrees (32 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Mountain City, Tennessee on December 30, 1917.



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Facts about Tennessee



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Books about Tennessee:

1. The Little Orange T by George Bove

2. V is for Volunteer A Tennessee Alphabet by Michael Shoulders

3. I'm Reading About Tennessee by Carole Marsh

4. Good Night Nashville by Adam Gamble

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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. I love reading, drawing, and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 



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1 comment:

  1. I learned quite a lot about Tennessee. The flower is beautiful.
    I was briefly there in 1973. I remember how green and plush the grass looked. The flowers were amazing.


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