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Tennessee was the 16th state to join the United States of America. Tennessee officially became a state on June 1, 1796. The capital city is Nashville, but the largest city is Memphis.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Tennessee better.

  • State Abbreviation - TN
  • State Nickname - The Volunteer State
  • State Rocks - Limestone and Agate
  • State Tree - Tulip Poplar
  • State Gem - Tennessee River pearls
  • State Wildflower - Passion flower
  • State Amphibian - Tennessee Cave salamander
  • State Bird - Mockingbird

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Did you know that Tennessee is the 36th biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 42,146 square miles.