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Many symbols of Tennessee can be found in our Tennessee coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Tennessee Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Tennessee OutlineState Name: Tennessee
State Nickname: The Volunteer State
State Capital: Nashville
State Governor: Bill Haslam
State Abbreviation: Tenn.
2 letter Postal Code: TN
Area: 41,687 square miles
Date Entered the Union: June 1, 1796
State #: 16
Borders: Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi
Tennessee flagFlag Meaning: Three white stars in a blue circle bordered in white are on a red field. The three stars represent the Grand Divisions of Tennessee - East, Middle and West Tennessee. They are bound by the circle of blue. A white and blue bar run along the edge of the flag. The flag was adopted in 1905.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 9
State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
State Flower: iris
State Bird: mockingbird
State Song: "My Homeland, Tennessee"
State Tree: tulip poplar
State Mammal: raccoon
State Reptile: Eastern Box Turtle
State Fish: Small-mouth Bass
State Amphibian: Tennessee Cave Salamander
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Memphis, Nashville-Davidson, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Johnson City, Franklin, Hendersonville
Famous Residents:
- Eddy Arnold, singer
- Davy Crockett, frontiersman
- Tennessee Ernie Ford, singer
- Aretha Franklin, singer
- Al Gore, Jr., vice president
- Isaac Hayes, composer
- Andrew Jackson, president
- Andrew Johnson, president
- Dolly Parton singer
- Minnie Pearl, TV celebrity
- James K. Polk, president
- Cybil Shepherd, actress
- Dinah Shore, actress and singer
- Tina Turner, singer
Attractions: Annual Cotton Festival, Shiloh National Park, Polk Home, The Hermitage - Jackson's Home, Atomic Energy Museum, Cumberland Gap, Andrew Johnson Home, Blount Mansion, Dunbar Cave, Lookout Mountain, Railroad Museum, The Hermitage, The Parthenon
Agriculture: beef cattle, corn, cotton, dairy products, horses, strawberries, tobacco, vegetables, wheat
Natural Resources: coal, copper, limestone, marble, phosphate, zinc

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