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Tennessee // Nashville, TN // Southern Region // Eastern/Central Time
(The Volunteer State)
Southwest Territory established[1]: May 26, 1790
Statehood granted: June 1, 1796 // 16th state

Secession from Union:

May 8, 1861
Confederacy joined: July 2, 1861
Civil War: April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865
Readmitted to Congress: July 24, 1866
End of Reconstruction: October 4, 1869
[1] Tennessee was formed out of ceded land from the State of North Carolina.
[View Tennessee evolution maps]

#4322 // August 11, 2011
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Tennessee State Flag
and male and female
scarlet tanagers
(Piranga olivacea)
#1994 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
(Mimus polyglottus)
and Iris
#1648 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Tennessee State Flag

#941 // June 1, 1946 // Nashville, TN
Tennessee Statehood

General Andrew Jackson
(* 1767, † 1845 near Nashville, TN),
7th US President (1829-1837);

John Sevier (* 1745, † 1815),
Soldier and pioneer,
first and third Govenor
(1796/1801, 1803/1809),
"Father of Tennessee";

State Capitol, Nashville
#3070/1 // May 31, 1996 // Knoxville, TN
(#3070 - pane, water-activated gum
#3071 - booklet, self-adhesive gum)

Tennessee Statehood

State Capitol building, with a statue in the
foreground showing General Andrew Jackson
fighting the Battle of New Orleans
(January 8, 1815)
during the second British-American War
(1812 - 1815)

#2042 // May 18, 1983 // Knoxville, TN
50th Anniversary of the founding of
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Norris Hydroelectric Dam

TVA was established to conserve and
develop the Tennessee River basin. The
resulting dams produce more than 32,000
megawatts of electricity, as well as jobs
for the poor people of the region during
the "Great Depression" of the 1930s.
#2721 // January 8, 1993 // Memphis, TN
Legends of American Music Series
Elvis Aaron Presley
(* 1935, Tupelo, † 1977, Memphis),
Rock `n´ Roll Singer

Portrait of the
"Most world-renowned son of Tennessee"
singing into a microphone

#3602 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Tennessee

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Tennessee state quarter
View Tennessee state map
View Tennessee clock

The name of the state and the Tennessee river is based on a
Cherokee Indian village called "Tanasi". The meaning is unknown.
Nashville, TN is world-famous as the "Music City" of the USA.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
41,217 [106.752]
ranked 34th
(census 2010)
ranked 17th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
154 [59]
ranked 21st
The State of Tennessee has 95 counties.

Stamped Cards 

#UX313 // March 3, 2000 // Nashville, TN
Stamped Postal Card
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
National Historic Landmark

The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue,
located at 116 5th Avenue North in Nashville, TN.
The auditorium was built in 1891 by Thomas G. Ryman (* 1843, † 1904), steamboat captain and prominent businessman. The building was designed by Architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson in Late Victorian Gothic Revival style. It first opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892.
From 1943 until 1974 the Ryman served as the premier stage for the famous Grand Ole Opry's® live radio shows, which included such legends as Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash.


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