Tennessee Facts

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Introduction - Tennessee

Named after an Indian Cherokee village, Tennessee is located in the southeast region of the United States. What makes Tennessee unique is that it is just one of two states which borders eight other states. Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia all border Tennessee. In the list of interesting facts below, you'll find out why Tennessee was nicknamed The Volunteer State, who is buried in the Tennessee State Capitol, when the Grand Ole Opry began, and where the highest point in Tennessee is located. You'll also find quick facts and historical facts written in a kid-friendly format.

Tennessee Quick Facts

Tennessee Interesting Facts

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Tennessee Historical Facts