Tennessee became the 16th state of the Union on June 1, 1796
Tennessee’s nickname “The Volunteer State” originated during the War of 1812 when thousands of Tennesseans enlisted in response to Governor Blount’s call for volunteers.
2011 population: 6,403,353
Highest elevation is Clingman’s Dome at 6,643 feet.
Tennessee's capitol city is Nashville, located in Davidson County.
Tennessee’s current Governor: Bill Haslam
Tennessee’s General Assembly consists of the House of Representatives with 99 members, and the Senate with 33 members.