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Tennesse (TN) - Real Estate
Tennessee Association of REALTORS®
PO Box 121149
1910 Adelicia St
Nashville, TN 37212-1149
(615) 321-0515 - (800) 252-6012 - Fax (615) 320-0452
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville TN 37243-0565
Tennessee entered the union in 1796. It was the 16th state to
do so. Today the capital is Nashville.
Tennessee is knows as the Volunteer State based on the valor
of the volunteer army that served under General Andrew Jackson at the
Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.
States that border Tennessee are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia. The largest
cities are Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Clarksville.
Tennessee’s agriculture includes cattle, dairy products, tobacco,
cotton, and soybeans. The industries include rubber, plastics,
transportation equipment and chemicals.
Some of the symbols of Tennessee are
Flower is the iris
Tree is the tulip poplar
Bird is the mockingbird
Horse is the Tennessee walking horse
Animal is the raccoon
Wild flower is the passion flower
Didja know ...?
- The first American winner of the English Derby was a horse called
Iroquois. Today many of the famous race horses are from his
- Greenville which is the county seat has the only monument dedicated
to both the north and south sides of the Civil War.
- Shelby county has the honor of being the county with the more horses
per capita in the entire nation.
- Tennessee’s beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park
has conifer forests in the higher elevations. These trees are
much like the ones found in Canada,
- Casey Jones the famous railroad man lived in Jackson.
- There are over 3800 caves in Tennessee.
- Tennessee was the last state to leave the union during the Civil
War and was the first to be readmitted.
- In 1996 when the Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, the Ocoee
River in the south east part of Tennessee was selected for the white
water canoe/kayak portion of the competition.
- One-third of America’s cotton is handled through the Memphis
Cotton Exchange. The Mississippi River played a major role
in bringing this to the area.
Don’t miss .....
- Visit the replica of the house where Davy Crockett was born. Not
on a mountain top but on Limestone Creek near Greenville.
- Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest continuously running
live radio program in the world. It has broadcast every Friday and
Saturday night since 1925.
- Are you an Elvis Presley fan? His home, Graceland, in Memphis
is the second most visited home in the nation.
- The motel where Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered has been preserved
and is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. It
tells the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Sequoyah was the only man in history known to have developed an
alphabet with no other help. He was a silversmith who was born
in Vonore where there is now a museum that is dedicated to Native
Americans and tells the story of how he came up with a written language
for the Cherokee Nation.
- Oak Ridge Museum. The site of the Manhatten Project. Each
area of the museum offers a different concept. It has been
built to inform adults as well as to educate and captivate children. Self
directed activities explore such areas as sound, vision, robotics
and color. Explore a variety of energy sources such as geothermal,
hydropower, natural gas, and coal. Nuclear reactors is explained
using a cut-away model and simulation. A very interesting and
informative place to visit.
- 45 minutes from Knoxville is one of Tennessee’s caves. This,
however is not just a cave. It is a cavern
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