Learn more about our state symbols and what they say about our great state by the navigation pane to the right. Ruby falls is the largest underground waterfall in the united states. Throughout the years, the state has adopted many symbols and honors that are representative of tennessee. Tennessee facts and symbols nashville public library. Song my homeland tennessee, the tennessee waltz, when its iris time in tennessee, my tennessee, rocky top, tennessee, and the pride of tennessee. This unit includes everything you need to put together an informational book on tennessees state symbols. The plow, the sheaf of wheat and a cotton stalk symbolize the importance of agriculture, while the riverboat attests to the importance of river traffic to commerce. Reliable historians have assumed that as early as 1772 the articles of the agreement of the watauga association authorized the use of a seal. Tennessee became the 16th state of the union in 1796. Apr 25, 2015 20 facts about tennessee you never knew were true. Easytoread text covers major state symbols, such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. The mockingbird gets its name from its ability to mimic the sounds of other birds.
Below you will find a thematic book list for a study on tennessess. Tennessee facts symbols, famous people, tourist attractions. On the flag these regions are bound together in an unbroken circle. Oct 12, 2016 check below for useful links, photo credits, and other symbols. This tennessee state flip book is an interactive and meaningful activity to teach your students all about the state of tennessee with this interactive flipbook. Tennessee facts this page contains a wealth of information on the state of tennessee. The three stars on the flag represent the three different land forms in tennessee. Cherokee claimed middle tennessee for hunting, chickasaw lived in west tennessee, and creek lived in the southeastern region. Tennessee s top agricultural products are nursery products, soybeans, corn, beef cattle and calves, and broilers young chickens. The roman numerals xvi signify that tennessee was the 16th state to enter the union. The earliest state symbol was the first state seal, which was authorized by the original state constitution of 1796 and first used in 1802. United states senators from tennessee tennessees top agricultural products are nursery products, soybeans, corn, beef cattle and calves, and broilers young chickens ruby falls is the largest underground waterfall in the united states.
Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about tennessee. Previous state kentucky next state ohio symbols not shown. These are readytouse tennessee worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the tennessee which is a landlocked state in the united states of america located in the southeastern region of the. The common raccoon procyon lotor is a mammal native to the americas. You may think that you know everything about tennessee, but we found some crazy neat facts that you probably skimmed over in that middle school history book. Easytoread text covers major tennessee symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Actually, there is another state flower called the iris. Presents information about the state of tennessee, its nickname, motto, and emblems. Tennessee state info tennessee state symbols tennessee. Tennessee facts and symbols the states and their symbols feeney, kathy on. The three white stars in the center symbolize the three different geographical regions of tennessee. The appalachian mountains form the eastern section of tennessee. Select an answer for each of the following ten questions and then click on the how did i do.
Tennessee fun facts, state symbols, photos, visitor info. List of books and articles about tennessee history online. Agriculture and commerce andrew jackson appears became tennessees big bend bloom blue circle brown butterfly capital capitol building capstone centimeters cherokee chose colors cotton crops divisions eastern box turtles farmers fireflies fish flag fruit government officials grand ole opry gray grow growth hermitage hollow trees homes imitate importance of agriculture inches insects iris irises jackson lived james strickland ladybugs largest city light green live in tennessee mammal mankato. Tennessee facts and symbols the states and their symbols. Tennessee state stamp coloring page tennessee crafts. Other farming income is derived from livestock and dairy products, as well as greenhouse and nursery products and cotton. This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the tennessee across 20 indepth pages. Tennessee facts and symbols the states and their symbols library binding september 1, 2003 by kathy feeney author visit amazons kathy feeney page. Clingmans dome, 6,643 feet, in the great smoky mountains national park. Tennessee facts and symbols the states and their symbols kathy feeney on. The tennessee state bird is the mockingbird, a mediumsized, slender songbird. The field is crimson with a blue background for the stars. The tennesseegeorgia state line cuts through the center of the bar, with the bar on the tennessee side and the restaurant on the other.
Tennessee unit of study learning games, printables. Jampacked with information, these books are an ideal resource for report writing and teaching. Official state symbols, emblems, and icons of tennessee places to see in tennessee landmarks, parks, historic markers, cities and towns learn the culture and history of tennessee. Duck river, cumberland river, mississippi river, tennessee river. This state study project contains key information and details all about tennessee. Kathy feeney presents information about the state of tennessee, its nickname, motto, and emblems. For a few weeks we talked about various texas facts such as the symbolism behind the texa. The final blue strip relieves the sameness of the crimson field. Insect firefly and ladybug ladybird beetle area approximately 42,146 square miles. The raccoon is also the focal point of tennessee s official state painting. Simbeck has compiled a treasury of facts and anecdotes about tennessees symbols that will surprise even those who have lived their entire lives in the state. State symbols adopted in 1905, the flag features three stars representing the grand divisions of the state. To complete the book, the student must research a us state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple.
Included are 4 different versions of the book to meet the needs an. Facts and figures area, 42,244 sq mi 109,412 sq km. Fast facts highlight each states capital city, largest city, physical. Official tennessee state seal even before tennessee achieved statehood, efforts were made by local governmental organizations to procure official seals. The appalachian mountainsform the eastern section of tennessee. Tennessee state study booklet tennessee facts and information for primary students this 26 page tennessee state study mini book project is a great way to introduce primary grade students to the state of tennessee.
The official state flag of tennessee was adopted on april 17, 1905. It is just 112 miles wide, but stretches 432 miles from the appalachian mountains boundary with north carolina. Amphibian tennessee cave salamander sport fish smallmouth bass. Mountains in the east, highlands in the middle and lowlands in the west. The united states of america accepted tennessee as the 16th state to enter the union. This flag was designed by leroy reeves of the third regiment of the tennessee infantry. The city of kingston served as tennessees state capital for one day september 21, 1807 as a result of treaties negotiated with the cherokee indians. As of 1998 the list includes the flag, capitol and seal, two birds, two flowers, two fish, two rocks, two trees, eight songs, a poem, four insects, a reptile, an amphibian, a gem, a wild animal, and a folk dancethirtyone in all. Tennessee facts and symbols written by kathy freeney. See more ideas about tennessee, fun facts and facts. Tennessee state study booklet tennessee facts and information. Information about the state of tennessee,s official symbols,including the state flag, fruit, flowers, trees, and animals. Some of his earlier books include a history of tennessee arts.
Tennessee facts and symbols the states and their symbols by kathy feeney and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Tennessee s largest crop is soybean, contributing about 11% to the states total agricultural receipts. Oddly enough the georgia side is in a dry county, so alcohol can only be in tennessee areas of the establishment. It is bordered by kentucky and virginia n, north carolina e, georgia, alabama, and mississippi s, and, across the mississippi river, arkansas and missouri w. For a complete list of state symbols and honors, check out the tennessee blue book by clicking here. Tennessee state information symbols, capital, constitution. Tennessee state symbols and emblems complete list of. Adopted in 1905, the flag features three stars representing the grand divisions of the state. Fast facts highlight each states capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, and primary manufactured goods. Interactive learning games and printables about tennessee and tennessee symbols. Texas symbols book, could be applied to so many projects.
Official symbols of the state are designated by act of the tennessee general assembly. The illustrations in the book are mostly closeup photograph. Did you know the first miniature golf course was in tennessee. The mockingbird, which is the state bird of four other states, is greybrown in color with white markings on its wings.
The great smokey mountainsare one of the mountain ranges in the appalachian system. This was adopted as the official state seal in 1987. The stars are bound together in indissoluble unity by an unending white band. Take this simple quiz and find out if youve got what it takes to stand up for the 16th state to enter the union. Weve got a couple more easter eggs all ready for your perusal. The raccoon was designated the official wild animal symbol of tennessee in 1971 oklahoma also recognizes the raccoon as a state symbol. It is a 145foot waterfall, is located deep within lookout mountain. Tennessee state wild animal raccoon state symbols usa. Two official salutes to the tennessee flag have been adopted. Apr 29, 2015 explore tennesseehospits board tennessee fun facts. This coorelates with the new tn social studies standards that are being adopted and implemented for the 20142015 school year.1367 388 28 1068 1298 525 180 579 889 343 514 287 998 387 1008 347 462 1389 1308 154 847 28 1074 1187 886 1272 477 1405 581 734 863 1376 1507 246 1121 374 1254 1289 226 42 1392 296 698 1171 1244 166 402 909 72 146 1277