The three stars on the flag represent the three different land forms in Tennessee. Mountains in the east, highlands in the middle and lowlands in the west.
On the flag these regions are bound together in an unbroken circle. The field is crimson with a blue background for the stars. The final blue strip relieves
the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when it is limp.
Tennessee was the 15th state to join the union.
It was settled in 1769 and entered the union on June 1, 1796.
The state capitol is in Nashville
Their nickname is: The Volunteer State
Their motto is: Agriculture and Commerce
Origin of state's name: Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi"
Below is a list of some of the ciites we have visisted during our trip(s) to Tennessee.
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