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Tennessee
The Volunteer State
Map of U.S. showing location of Tennessee

FAST FACTS

CAPITAL: Nashville

STATEHOOD: 1796; 16th state

ATTRACTIONS: Graceland, Country Music Hall of Fame, Great Smoky Mountains

FUN FACT: The name Tennessee comes from a Native American word meaning "The Meeting Place."

Tennessee state flag
State Flower: iris; State Bird: mockingbird; State Animal: racoon; State Quarter

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Photos: Brian Kushner, Dreamstime (mockingbird); chokkicx, iStockphoto (flag); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); Srekap, Dreamstime (iris); Songquan Deng, Dreamstime (racoon)

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