First visited by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1540, the Tennessee area would
later be claimed by both France and England as a result of the 1670s and 1680s
explorations of Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, Sieur de la Salle, and James
Needham and Gabriel Arthur. Great Britain obtained the area after the French and
Indian Wars in 1763.
During 17841787, the settlers formed the state of Franklin, which was
disbanded when the region was allowed to send representatives to the North Carolina
legislature. In 1790 Congress organized the territory south of the Ohio River,
and Tennessee joined the Union in 1796.
Although Tennessee joined the Confederacy during the Civil War, there was much pro-Union
sentiment in the state, which was the scene of extensive military action.
Capital City: Nashville
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Area: 42146 sq.mi, 36th Land 41220 sq. mi., 34th Water 926 sq.mi.,
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System | Vanderbilt
University - Nashville, founded in 1873.
Economy: Agriculture: Soybeans, cotton, tobacco, livestock and
livestock products, dairy products, cattle, hogs. Industry:
Chemicals, transportation equipment, rubber, plastics.
Geographic Center: Rutherford, 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro
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Highest Point: Clingmans
Dome; 6,643 feet, 17th
Highways: Tennessee Highways
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Lowest Point: Mississippi River; 182 feet, 29th
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Name: Tennessee named after Cherokee Indian
villages called "Tanasi"
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