In 1796, Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state. Tennessee
is known as the Volunteer State for sending large amounts of soldiers to
fight in the War of 1812.
Tennessee has stone, coal, zinc, sand, phosphate rock, copper, and clay.
Barite, sulfur, and lime are important minerals in Tennessee too. Water,
though, is Tennessee's most valuable resource. Tennessee ranks among the
top four producers in zinc mining in the United States. Tennessee also produces
small amounts of petroleum and natural gas. Hardwoods account for more than
80% of wood produced.
Tennessee's population density is 118 people per square mile.
In 1829 Andrew
Jackson was the first president from Tennessee.
In 1845 James
K. Polk was the second president from Tennessee.
In 1865 Andrew
Johnson was the third president from Tennessee.
Did you Know
The Tennessee River runs through Tennessee twice.
Tennessee has eight state songs:
1925 - "My Homeland, Tennessee"
1935 -"When It's Iris Time in Tennessee"
1955 - "My Tennessee"
1965 - "Tennessee Waltz"
1975 - "The Tennessee Salute"
1976 - "Fly Eagle, Fly"
1982 - "Rocky Top"
1992 - "Tennessee"