Country Songs Lyrics and Facts About Tennessee

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facts About Tennessee

The state of Tennessee was once called Franklin. 

The State of Franklin was an autonomous United States territory created after the Revolutionary War, from land ceded by North Carolina to the federal government. 

The Franklin territory later become part of what is now known as north eastern Tennessee.

Franklin was never officially admitted to the Union as one of the United States. The territory existed for only four years, from 1784-1788.

By 1790, the government of the State of Franklin had collapsed entirely and the territory was turned back over to North Carolina. 

Most people are surprised to learn that there once was a state called Franklin. But Tenessee remembers, and still has a Franklin County, a city named Franklin, and a street called State of Franklin Road, not to mention about a half dozen local businesses in Johnson County with "State of Franklin" in their names. 

Here are some more fun facts about Tennessee:

  • The city of Murfreesboro is located in the exact geographical center of the state.
  • The largest earthquake in American history took place in northwestern Tennessee in 1812.
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lost Sea in Sweetwater Tennessee is the largest underground lake in the United States. 
  • The former home of Elvis Presley, a mansion called Graceland, is one of Tennessee's most famous landmarks. Graceland Mansion is located in Memphis. 
  • The name "Tennessee" is derived from the old Yuchi Indian word, "Tana-see," which means "The Meeting Place."
  • Famous people from Tennessee include Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Aretha Franklin, Alex Haley, Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Tina Turner, among many others. 

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