Tennessee, US

Tennessee: State of the United States of America

About

Tennessee is a southeastern state nestled in the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains region. It is bordered by Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Mississippi.

Some key facts about Tennessee:

  • Capital: Nashville
  • Population: Around 6.8 million
  • Area: 42,143 square miles
  • Nicknames: The Volunteer State, The Big Bend State

Tennessee has a long winding landscape with forests, valleys, plains, and the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains. Major rivers include the Tennessee River and Cumberland River. The state has a humid subtropical climate and four distinct seasons.

Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Clarksville are Tennessee's largest cities. Nashville is renowned as the epicenter of country music, while Memphis played a pivotal role in the emergence of blues, soul, and rock music.

Tennessee has a diverse economy spanning agriculture, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, retail, and tourism. Major companies like FedEx are headquartered in the state.

Key attractions include Graceland, Dollywood, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tennessee takes pride in country music, barbecue, and Southern hospitality. College sports also have an enormous following.

In summary, Tennessee’s musical heritage, mountainous beauty, and Southern charm make it a distinctive heartland state that radiates rural American traditions. Its music, cuisine, and natural gifts make Tennessee a cultural gem.

Tennessee locator map
Location of Tennessee

Quick Facts about Tennessee

Population : 6,886,834
Country : United States of America
Different from : tennessine
Head of government : Governor of Tennessee
Area : 109247 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.16%
Land as percent of area : 97.84%
Easternmost point : Point(-81.646916666 36.611916666)
Legislative body : Tennessee General Assembly
Named for : Tanasi
Official language : English
Altitude : 919 feet / 280 meters
Capital : Nashville
Establishment : June 06, 1796 (227 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 05:15:55 (15th April 2024)
Seal of Tennessee seal image
Seal of Tennessee
Seal of Tennessee seal image

Geography

Tennessee is located at 35°45'1"N 86°15'1"W (35.7503500, -86.2502700). It has 8 neighbors: Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and Virginia.

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The largest city of Tennessee is Nashville with a population of 684,410. Other cities include, Memphis population 649,705, New South Memphis population 641,608, Knoxville population 190,223 and Chattanooga population 184,742. See all Tennessee cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Tennessee (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Tennessee.

City Name Title County Population
Nashville The twenty-second most populous city in the United States and the center of the Nashville metropolitan area. Davidson 684,410
Memphis The twenty-ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Memphis metropolitan area. Shelby 649,705
New South Memphis A neighborhood located in Memphis, Tennessee. Shelby 641,608
Knoxville The most populous city in Tennessee. Knox 190,223
Chattanooga The fourth most populous city in Tennessee. Hamilton 184,742
Clarksville The second most populous city in Tennessee. Montgomery 161,247
Murfreesboro The second most populous city in Tennessee. Rutherford 150,757
City of Murfreesboro The second most populous city in Tennessee. Rutherford 146,900
Franklin The second most populous city in Williamson County, Tennessee. Williamson 85,316
Jackson The most populous city in Madison County, Tennessee. Madison 67,402
Johnson City The most populous city in Washington County, Tennessee. Washington 66,906
Bartlett The most populous city in Shelby County, Tennessee. Shelby 59,327
Hendersonville The most populous city in Sumner County, Tennessee. Sumner 59,323
Kingsport The most populous city in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Sullivan 54,112
Smyrna Town in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States Carroll 53,185
Collierville Town in Tennessee Shelby 51,441

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Tennessee has 8 neighbours.

  • Arkansas state of the United States of America
  • Georgia state in the southeastern United States
  • Missouri state of the United States of America
  • Mississippi state of the United States of America
  • North Carolina state of the United States of America
  • Alabama One of the 50 states that make up the United States of America is Alabama. Its capital is Montgomery, and Birmingham is its most populous city. It is located in the country's South Region, Southeast Central Division. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, with the Chattahoochee River forming the southern half of this boundary, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. On 14 December 1819, as state number 22, he was admitted to the Union.
  • Kentucky state of the United States of America
  • Virginia state of the United States of America

  • Jefferson County
  • Lincoln County
  • Hamblen County
  • Anderson County
  • Hamilton County
  • Perry County
  • Scott County
  • Weakley County
  • Crockett County
  • Smith County
  • Marshall County
  • Bedford County
  • Hickman County
  • Union County
  • Hardin County
  • Washington County
  • Overton County
  • Sequatchie County
  • Greene County
  • Dickson County
  • Dyer County
  • Knox County
  • Marion County
  • Macon County
  • Obion County
  • Humphreys County
  • Hardeman County
  • Rhea County
  • Wilson County
  • Blount County
  • Meigs County
  • Rutherford County
  • Haywood County
  • Chester County
  • Cumberland County
  • Stewart County
  • Shelby County
  • Clay County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lake County
  • Lewis County
  • Campbell County
  • Sullivan County
  • McNairy County
  • Maury County
  • Hancock County
  • Roane County
  • Grundy County
  • Franklin County
  • McMinn County
  • Sevier County
  • Cannon County
  • Henderson County
  • Bledsoe County
  • Van Buren County
  • Lauderdale County
  • Morgan County
  • Robertson County
  • Loudon County
  • White County
  • Giles County
  • Monroe County
  • Moore County
  • Carter County
  • Fayette County
  • Fentress County
  • Polk County
  • Madison County
  • Trousdale County
  • Hawkins County
  • DeKalb County
  • Cheatham County
  • Grainger County
  • Henry County
  • Carroll County
  • Putnam County
  • Unicoi County
  • Benton County
  • Wayne County
  • Gibson County
  • Decatur County
  • Sumner County
  • Johnson County
  • Pickett County
  • Jackson County
  • Davidson County
  • Claiborne County
  • Houston County
  • Coffee County
  • Bradley County
  • Montgomery County
  • Williamson County
  • Tipton County
  • Warren County
  • Cocke County

Demographics

Year Population % Change Method
1910 2,184,789 - census
1920 2,337,885 6.55% census
1930 2,616,556 10.65% census
1940 2,915,841 10.26% census
1950 3,291,718 11.42% census
1960 3,567,089 7.72% census
1970 3,923,687 9.09% census
1980 4,591,120 14.54% census
1990 4,877,185 5.87% census
2000 5,689,283 14.27% census
2010 6,346,105 10.35% census
2011 6,399,291 0.83% estimation process
2012 6,453,898 0.85% estimation process
2013 6,494,340 0.62% estimation process
2014 6,541,223 0.72% estimation process
2015 6,591,170 0.76% estimation process
2016 6,646,010 0.83% estimation process
2017 6,708,799 0.94% estimation process
2018 6,771,631 0.93% estimation process
2019 6,829,174 0.84% estimation process
2020 6,886,834 0.84% estimation process

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People born in Tennessee (200)

People born in Tennessee, including Swiss politician Ernst Leonhardt, politician Benjamin Baker Moeur, Eastern Cherokee Ghighau, or Beloved Woman, and warrior, introduced dairying and chattel slavery to Cherokee Nancy Ward, .

List

  • Margaret George (American writer) she was born in 19/01/1943
  • Robert Russell Newton (American astronomer) he was born in 07/07/1918
  • Dicky Wells (American jazz trombonist) he was born in 10/06/1907
  • Simon Pollard Hughes (American politician (1830-1906)) he was born in 14/04/1830
  • Hugh Hunt (American set decorator) he was born in 08/03/1902
  • Mary Katharine Brandegee (American botanist (1844-1920)) she was born in 28/10/1844
  • Burnett Guffey (American cinematographer) he was born in 26/05/1905
  • Edgar Bright Wilson (American chemist (1908-1992)) he was born in 18/12/1908
  • Johnny Shines (American blues singer and guitarist) he was born in 26/04/1915
  • Frank Stokes (American blues musician, songster, and blackface minstrel) he was born in 01/01/1888
  • Chris Crocker (American actor and comedian) was born in 07/12/1987
  • James B. Frazier (American politician (1856-1937)) he was born in 18/10/1856
  • Joe Hill Louis (American singer, guitarist, harmonica player and one-man band) he was born in 23/09/1921
  • Baby Ray (American football player (1914-1986)) he was born in 30/09/1914
  • Billy Barrix (American musician) he was born in 05/06/1937
  • Thomas Clarke Rye (American politician (1863-1953)) he was born in 02/06/1863
  • Bob Birdsong (American bodybuilder) he was born in 01/01/1948
  • Major Ridge (Cherokee leader) he was born in 01/01/1771

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Tennessee Counties (more)

Shelby County
Shelby County

Shelby County, county in Tennessee, United States

Davidson County
Davidson County

Davidson County, county in Tennessee, United States

Knox County
Knox County

Knox County, county in Maine, United States

County Name Population
Shelby County 936,017
Davidson County 694,176
Knox County 475,609
Hamilton County 371,662
Rutherford County 339,261
Williamson County 245,348
Montgomery County 214,251
Sumner County 195,561
Sullivan County 158,755
Wilson County 148,130
Blount County 134,751
Washington County 130,367
Bradley County 109,071
Maury County 99,590
Sevier County 99,244
Madison County 98,360

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Map & Images (more maps)

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Anderson County Tennessee
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Blount County Tennessee
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Bradley County Tennessee
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Carroll County Tennessee
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Chester County Tennessee
Chester County Tennessee
Clay County Tennessee
Clay County Tennessee
Coffee County Tennessee
Coffee County Tennessee
Cumberland County Tennessee
Cumberland County Tennessee
Decatur County Tennessee
Decatur County Tennessee
Dickson County Tennessee
Dickson County Tennessee
Dyer County Tennessee
Dyer County Tennessee
Fentress County Tennessee
Fentress County Tennessee
Giles County Tennessee
Giles County Tennessee
Grainger County Tennessee
Grainger County Tennessee
Greene County Tennessee
Greene County Tennessee
Grundy County Tennessee
Grundy County Tennessee
Hamblen County Tennessee
Hamblen County Tennessee
Hamilton County Tennessee
Hamilton County Tennessee
Hancock County Tennessee
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