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Interesting Facts about Tennessee

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Welcome to the next addition in our 50 States Unit Study: Interesting Facts about Tennessee!

Tennessee is home to beautiful mountains and forests.

The capital is Nashville, home to country music.

Read on to discover more about Tennessee. Then, check out the other states in the 50 states unit study.

interesting facts about Tennessee

From the Great Smokey Mountains national park to the Grand Ole Opry (the heart of country music), Tennessee is home to several celebrities, beautiful landscapes, and is the 16th most populous state in the US.

Tennessee Facts

Tennessee is home to many celebrities and some of the biggest names in country music, such as Dolly Parton and Trace Adkins. It’s also home to many mountain ranges including the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Mountains, and part of the Appalachian Mountains. Its nickname is the Volunteer State, which it received in the War of 1812. There is a little something for everyone in Tennessee.

Fact One: Tennessee has more tree species than any other state.

Because of the wide variety of mountains and landscapes, Tennessee has more tree species than any other state.

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Fact Two: The Raccoon is the Tennessee State Mammal.

The raccoon is the Tennessee state mammal. This sly creature is native to North America and are around the size of a small dog. Don’t let their size fool you. Raccoons are known for their intelligence and curiosity. They might be found breaking into your garden or trash can!

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Fact Three: Davy Crockett was from Tennessee.

Pioneer and American folk hero Davy Crockett grew up in East Tennessee.

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Fact Four: The Honey Bee is the Tennessee State Insect.

Honey bees are crucial for agriculture and crops. Honey bees are the only insect that produces food that humans can keep. Bees pollinating flowers helps keep flowers looking fresh and beautiful!

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Fact Five: Nashville, TN is the country music capital of the world.

Tennessee has given us a plethora of great musicians, and it’s no wonder that Nashville is the country music capital of the world. Nashville is home to the Grand Ole Opry, a large concert hall known for classic performances.

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