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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.
Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk both lived in Nashville.
It is the home of the Grand Ole Opry.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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.