Tennessee State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Tennessee as the 16th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Tennessee.
State Name: Tennessee
Capital of Tennessee State: Nashville
Date of Statehood: June 1, 1796
Tennessee State Population: 5,962,959 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Tennessee's top agricultural products include cattle and calves, hardwood lumber, dairy products, cotton, tobacco, poultry, nursery stock, fruits and vegetables, hogs and pigs, soybeans and corn. Agricultural production alone generates more than $2.4 billion annually in farm cash receipts. Food manufacturing, marketing and distribution, forestry related industries, equine and other agricultural products make the economic impact much greater.
Primary Industry: Leading industries are printing, publishing, chemicals, fabricated metals, food products, industrial and commercial machinery, electronics, rubber and plastics, furniture and transportation equipment. The five largest industrial employers are Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Tennessee Eastman, Saturn Corporation, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Tennessee State Nickname: The Volunteer State
Tennessee State Motto: Agriculture and commerce.
Tennessee State Flower:
Iris (Iris)(Legislation of 1933)
Tennessee State Tree: Tulip Poplar (Legislation of 1947)
Tennessee State Bird:
Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)(Legislation of 1933)
Tennessee State Fish: Channel Catfish (Legislation of 1987)
Tennessee State Insect: Firefly and Ladybug (Legislation of 1975)
Tennessee State Gemstone: Tennessee River Pearls (Legislation of 1979)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Tennessee State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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