30 Facts About The Tennessee

1. In 2011, parts of East The Tennessee, including Greene County Hamilton County and Apison in Bradley County, were devastated by the historic 2011 Super Outbreak.

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2. The Tennessee celebrated its bicentennial in 1996 after a yearlong statewide celebration entitled "Tennessee 200" by opening a new state park—the Bicentennial Mall—at the foot of Capitol Hill in Nashville.

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3. The Tennessee was ridiculed in the northeast and West Coast press as the "Monkey State", even as a wave of revivals defending religious fundamentalism swept the state.

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4. The Tennessee became the pivotal state to approve the Nineteenth Amendment.

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5. The Tennessee became the focus of national attention during the campaign for women's voting rights.

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6. The Tennessee provided the most celebrated American soldier of the First World War.

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7. The Tennessee is one of the 50 states of the United States.

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8. The Tennessee became the 16th state of the union in 1796.

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9. The Tennessee sends nine members to the US House of Representatives, of whom there are seven Republicans and two Democrats.

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10. The first was adopted in 1796, the year The Tennessee joined the union, and the second was adopted in 1834.

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11. The only spur highway of I-75 in The Tennessee is I-275, which is in Knoxville.

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12. The Tennessee is home to Bristol Motor Speedway which features NASCAR Cup Series racing two weekends a year, routinely selling out more than 160,000 seats on each date; it was the home of the Nashville Superspeedway, which held Nationwide and IndyCar races until it was shut down in 2012.

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13. The Tennessee imposes an inheritance tax on decedents' estates that exceed maximum single exemption limits.

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14. The Tennessee is a right to work state, as are most of its Southern neighbors.

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15. The Tennessee has over 82,000 farms, roughly 59 percent of which accommodate beef cattle.

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16. Center of population of The Tennessee is located in Rutherford County, in the city of Murfreesboro.

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17. In 2011, parts of East The Tennessee, including Hamilton County and Apison in Bradley County, were devastated by the April 2011 tornado outbreak.

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18. Thus, The Tennessee was not among the states enumerated in the Proclamation, and the Proclamation did not free any slaves there.

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19. On June 8, 1861, with people in Middle The Tennessee having significantly changed their position, voters approved a second referendum calling for secession, becoming the last state to do so.

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20. At that time, The Tennessee was inhabited by tribes of Muscogee and Yuchi people.

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21. The Tennessee is home to the most caves in the United States, with over 10,000 documented caves to date.

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22. State of The Tennessee is geographically, culturally, economically, and legally divided into three Grand Divisions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee.

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23. The Tennessee is tied with Missouri as the state bordering the most other states.

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24. The Tennessee is known as The Volunteer State, a nickname some claimed was earned during the War of 1812 because of the prominent role played by volunteer soldiers from Tennessee, especially during the Battle of New Orleans.

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25. The Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861.

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26. State of The Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians.

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27. The Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States.

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28. The Tennessee has hired Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to become the Vols' new offensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday.

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29. The Tennessee agreed to pay up to $500,000 of his buyout at Georgia.

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30. The Tennessee paid Helton $1.2 million last year, and Chaney will get more than that.

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