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Greetings From Tennessee


What is now Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, and later part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796.


Dominating the eastern part of the state are the majestic Appalachian Mountains, and here, can be found the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the nation's most visited national park. Here, can also be found a section of the Appalachian Trail, which roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. In the eastern part of the state is also the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park commemorating a vital early phase in the westward movement. The terrain drops down to the west to the lowlands and the Mississippi River, which  forms the state's western border.


The Volunteer State was heavily involved in the Civil War, and a number of battle sites and museums can visited. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, the Parthenon, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and Elvis Presley's Graceland residence and tomb in Memphis.


Kathy R. Weiser



Welcome to Tennessee Legends


Tennessee Articles:


Andrew Jackson - Dominating American Politics

The Civil War

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park

Civil War Battles of Tennessee

Civil War People

The Confederate States of America

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Sequoyah - Inventor of Written Cherokee

Smoky Mountain National Park Slideshow

History of the Volunteer State


Natchez Trace - Traveled For Thousands of Years

Shiloh National Military Park

Tennessee Slideshow (See Below)


Smoky Mountain National Park meadow

A beautiful meadow in the Smoky Mountain National Park, Kathy Weiser-Alexander, September, 2012. This image available for prints and downloads HERE.





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