Entered the Union: June 1, 1796
As the 16th state
Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
Nickname: Volunteer State
Song: Tennessee Waltz
Sports Teams: Tennessee Titans
Origin of Name: Of Cherokee origin; the exact meaning is unknown.
Major Industries: Chemical and allied products, processed foods, and clothing products.
Historical Sites: The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site at Greenville.
Points of Interest: American Museum of Atomic Energy at Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson near Nashville), and Rock City Gardens near Chattanooga.
Bordering States: Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri.