What is Tennessee?

  • (noun): A river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky.
    Synonyms: Tennessee River
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Tennessee

Tennessee (i/tɛnɨˈsiː/) (Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ) is a U.S. state located in the Southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th most extensive and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 626,144. Memphis is the state's largest city, with a population of 670,902.

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Davy Crockett
... He represented Tennessee in the U.S ... Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling ... After being made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821 ...
Mountain Dew
... The original formula was invented in the 1940s by Tennessee beverage bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman and was first marketed in Marion, Virginia Knoxville, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee ...
Tennessee - State Symbols
... State symbols, found in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3, include State bird – "Northern Mockingbird" State game bird – "Bobwhite ...
Davy Crockett - Tennessee Militia
... On September 24, 1813, Crockett joined the Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen for an initial term of 60 days and served under Colonel John Coffee in the Creek War, marching south into ... lieutenant colonel of the Fifty-seventh Regiment of Tennessee Militia on March 27, 1818 ...

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