Tennessee State Government

Tennessee comes from the Cherokee village name ta’nasi, but the meaning is unclear.

Capital: Nashville

Largest Cities: Chatanooga, Cookeville, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, MurfreesboroSavannahSparta

Present Constitution Drafted: 1870

Entered Union: June 1, 1796 (16)

Motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”

State Flower: Iris

State Tree: Tulip Poplar

State Bird: Mockingbird

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Eastern Firefly, Ladybug

State Song: “Tennessee Waltz”, My Homeland, Tennessee”, “Rocky Top”, “Tennessee”

Nickname: The Volunteer State