A few years ago, I visited Nashville, the capital of Tennessee. Coming from the desert, I smiled at all the lush, gorgeous greenness of this U.S. state. The drone footage in the second video further confirmed the natural beauties of a state bordered by eight other states. Tennessee was home to two very famous men: Davy Crockett and Elvis Presley. Tennessee has an excellent nickname: ‘The Volunteer State’.

Here’s a 2-minute video featuring top places to visit in Tennessee. Here’s a 3-minute video of beautiful drone footage of Tennessee.

FunFacts about Tennessee: (Source)

  • Basic Information, quote: Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state’s western border. (Source)
  • Nashville is the capital of Tennessee.
  • Memphis, home of Graceland, is the second largest city in Tennessee.
  • Initially, Tennessee was part of North Carolina.
  • In 1796, Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state.
  • Tennessee’s main industries are agriculture, tourism and manufacturing.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the U.S. with over 2 million visitors annually.
  • Tennessee is probably named for a Cherokee village and nearby river called ‘Tanasi’.
  • Tennessee’s nickname is ‘the Volunteer State’.
  • The iris is the state flower of Tennessee.
  • Tennessee borders a total of eight other states.
  • Tennessee has six principal physiographic regions: the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, the Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim, the Nashville Basin, and the Gulf Coastal Plain.
  • Tennessee has the most caves in the U.S. with over 10,000 documented.
  • Tennessee has a humid subtropical climate, with the Gulf of Mexico playing a dominant role.
  • Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, was born in Tennessee and is the top best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. His home in Memphis, Graceland, is open to the public.
  • Tennessee is long and narrow with a north-south dimension of 120 miles and an east-west length of 440.

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30 thoughts on “Tennessee

  1. Tennessee looks like a beautiful place to visit. I like the colors of fall foliage, so that last photo is especially lovely!

    • Becky,
      I can so relate to moving near something wonderful and not going right away, or in my case for years! We only live 4 hours from the Grand Canyon, but until dh and I had friends visit from England, we’d never made the trek. But life keeps us all busy, doesn’t it? Hope you get to Graceland soon.

      Buckeye, Arizona, USA

  2. Thank you for the blog on Tennessee Caris. The Volunteer State people are friendly and we love showing people our state. Recently more northern people have been retiring down here. The West part of the state tends to be hotter than here in the northeast part & once you hit the Cumberland Plateau it flattens out more. We get snow in the East but nothing like when I was growing up but my kids missed a month of school one-time while growing up. . Please come visit our state I’m sure you will enjoy it. Caris come visit again and come to the Smokies. I’d be happy to show you around in my neck of the woods. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Marie,
      Thanks for sharing! Nashville was a joy and I’d love to head east again, just don’t know when! I sometimes fantasize about a motor-home and touring the states. We live in a country of so many natural beauties.

      Buckeye, Arizona USA

  3. I have been to Tennessee many times. In 1982, while in jr. high, I went to the World’s Fair in Knoxville. A beautiful place.

  4. Tennessee definitely is a beautiful state. I’ve visited many times. My first visit was to Chattanooga and I loved driving through all the mountains. We stopped and took a trip up Lookout Mountain and the vistas from there were breathtaking. It’s one of my favorite states to go camping and hiking in.

  5. Wow, enjoyed the videos and pictures. The lush greenery was just beautiful and the picture with the falls, Wouldn’t mind going there-so much too see. AZ

  6. We visited Memphis while we were staying with our family in Arkansas. I really enjoyed the zoo and the barbeque. I’d love to see more of the state next time.

  7. I’ve been going to East Tennessee my whole life. My grandparents (deceased) and a lot of extended family are from there. My parents retired to the homestead. The stone road picture looks like the road where they live.

    The picture with the gold Sunsphere is Knoxville and it was built for the ’82 World’s Fair which we attended.

    The bottom picture resembles Lookout Mountain with the Tennessee River below. Might not be, but it looks similar.

    denise from maryland

  8. Moved to Mt. Juliet, just east of Nashville, when we retired 7 years ago. Lived in Illinois before that. Mt. Juliet and Nashville were great, but then my niece and my sister moved to Maryville, just south of Knoxville, in 2017. We were fortunate enough to move 4 doors down from them, and we are in the foothills of the Smokies. Gorgeous scenery and the weather is sooo much better than Illinois. You would love it on this side of the state.

  9. I live 6 hours from TN and have visited Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas but I would love to see other parts of the state. It is a very beautiful place.
    Crawford, West Virginia

  10. I would love to visit Tennessee in person. I have flown over Nashville at night time, and from the air it’s beautiful. My best friend lives not too far from pigeon forge she’s always going there. Someday I hope to make that trip.

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