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Tennessee Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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"Volunteer State"

Agriculture and Commerce (1987)
Name Origin
Of Cherokee origin; the exact meaning is unknown
Statehood Date
June 1, 1796 (16th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Tennessee along with the year they became official.

Flower Iris (1933)
Tree Tulip Poplar (1947)
Bird Mockingbird (1933)
Horse Tennessee Walking Horse
Animal Raccoon (1971)
Wild Flower Passion Flower (1973)
Songs “My Homeland, Tennessee” (1925); “When It's Iris Time In Tennessee” (1935); “My Tennessee” (1955); “Tennessee Waltz” (1965); “Rocky Top” (1982); “Tennessee” (1992); “The Pride Of Tennessee” (1996)
Population Density
138.0 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
41,217 sq mi. (106,752 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
900 ft (274.32 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
113°F (45°C) on August 9, 1930
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–32°F (–36°C) on December 30, 1917

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