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State of Tennessee

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Facts about Tennessee

  • The State of Tennessee is the 16th U.S. state.
  • Tennessee received statehood on June 1, 1796.
  • Tennessee's state capital is Nashville.
  • Tennessee's state postal abbreviation is TN.

Tennessee's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Mockingbird (Northern Mockingb
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Mimus polyglottos

  • Official State Flower: Iris
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Iris germanica
  • Year: 1933

  • Official State Motto: Agriculture & Commerce
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: My Homeland Tennessee, When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, The Tennessee Waltz, & Rocky Top

  • Official State Tree: Tulip poplar
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Year: 1947

Tennessee's Sports

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Tennessee's State Government and Public Safety


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