Tennessee Made By RJ

The volunteer state

Interesting Facts

Tennessee is known as the volunteer state. The state's governor asked people to fight in the war of 1812. So many men signed up to fight that Tennessee was named the Volunteer state. Tennessee was the 16th state on June 1st, 1796. The word Tennessee comes from the name Tanasi. Tanasi was a Cherokee on the village on the river.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was born on January 8th,1935. Elvis Presley is called The king of Rock 'n Roll. When Elvis Presley was singing his own songs people all over the state loved his songs. His home was called Graceland. He is one of the famous people. He was born in Memphis.
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Wars In Tennessee

The battle of Shiloh was fought in 1812 near the Tennessee river. More than 10,000 people from the North and South were injured or killed in the war. Neither side won.
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Land Of Tennessee

On the east of Tennessee it has mountains. In the middle of Tennessee it has deep valleys. The Cumberland River flows through the area. There are trees named Bald Cypress Reel foots and there are found in the National Wildlife Refuge in Tennessee.
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Fun Facts

When Tennessee became a state in 1796, Knoxville was the capital. From 1818 to 1826, Murfreesboro was the capital. In 1843, the capital was moved to Nashville where it still today. In 1811 and 1812, Tennessee suffered many major earthquakes. Because of these earthquakes the Reelfoot lake was created.

KNOXVILLE

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MURFREESBORO

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NASHVILLE

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