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  • 1. Tennessee Interact with
  • 2. Tennessee, The Volunteer State Dyersburg Bristol Dandridge Knoxville Oak Ridge Chattanooga Memphis Nashville
  • 3. State Capital, Nashville
    • Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee . It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. Nashville is a major hub for the health care , music , publishing , and transportation industries.
    • Fun Facts
    • Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk both lived in Nashville.
    • It is the home of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 4. Memphis
    • Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee , the second largest in the southeastern region and the 17 th largest city in the U.S.
    • Memphis is home to FedEx, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and is the largest spot cotton market in the world.
  • 5. Knoxville
    • Founded in 1791 by James White
    • Largest city in East Tennessee and the 3rd largest in Tennessee
    • Home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
    • Home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
    • Home of the Lady Vols.
  • 6. Chattanooga
    • Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee.
    • The population of the city of Chattanooga is 155,582.
    • Chattanooga is located within a day's drive of one third of the population of the US.
    • Chattanooga has the world's steepest passenger railway line — The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway.
  • 7. Oak Ridge
    • Founded by the U.S. government 1942.
    • For years Oak Ridge was used by the federal government to pursue activities in the fields of atomic energy and nuclear physics.
    • The site was chosen (1942) to house the workers who developed the uranium-235 and plutonium-239 for the atomic bomb.
    • The community's existence was kept secret from most of the country until the summer of 1945.
    • Oak Ridge's nicknames are the Atomic City , the Secret City , The Ridge and the City Behind the Fence .
  • 8. Dyersburg
    • The lands that make up Dyer County belonged to the Chickasaw .
    • Dyersburg is the home of Reelfoot Lake and is on the Forked Deer River.
  • 9. Bristol
    • Bristol is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia , just across the state line , which runs down the middle of State Street.
    • Along with Kingsport, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee the Bristols form the Tri-Cities .
    • Bristol is probably best known for being the site of the first commercial recordings of country music
    • Bristol is the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford .
    • Bristol is the site of a NASCAR short track .
  • 10. Dandridge
    • Dandridge is the second oldest city in Tennessee.
    • Dandridge, named in honor of George Washington’s wife, Martha Dandridge Curtis Washington, is one of Tennessee’s oldest and most historic communities.
    • Founded in the late 1700’s and incorpo-rated in 1843, Dandridge became the seat of Jefferson County three years before the state of Tennessee was founded.
    • Many of the original buildings still stand, adding a flavor of an era gone by.
    • Serving as the home of Carson-Newman College,
    • Dandridge is located in east Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.