Best Places to Picnic in
the "Volunteer State," Tennessee became the 16th state of
the Union in 1796. It was the first territory admitted as a state
under the federal Constitution.
Before statehood, it was known as
the Territory South of the River Ohio. The name Tennessee is derived
from the name of a Cherokee village, Tanasi. Today, the capital,
Nashville, is known as a center for country music.
Memphis, the largest city in the
state, is the place where Elvis Presley first began his legendary
musical career. The state flower is the iris.
Tennessee State Parks
& Forest Sites
National Park Sites
US Army Corp of Engineers
Tennessee City, Town
& County Picnic Sites