On June 1, 1796, Tennessee was 16th state to be admitted to statehood.
State Bird: Mockingbird, selected as the state bird in 1933.
Flower: Iris, in 1933.
Tree: Tulip Tree, adopted in 1947.
Motto: Agriculture and commerce
Nickname: Volunteer State
Songs: Tennessee has Six State Songs
The first of six official state songs is:
"My Homeland, Tennessee"
Written by Nell Grayson Taylor
This song became the second in 1935:
"When It's Iris Time In Tennessee"
Written by Willa Waid Newman
This song became the third in 1955:
Written by Frances Hannah Tranum
This song became the fourth in 1965:
Written by Redd Stewart
Composed by Pee Wee King
This song became the fifth in 1982:
Written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
And the sixth of six official state songs in 1992:
Written by Vivian Rorie
The State Flag: Adopted April 17, 1905, the flag features three stars representing the grand divisions of the state: East, Middle and West. The stars are bound together in indissoluble unity by an unending white band.
~ OUR TENNESSEE SURNAMES ~
SANDERS, CAMPBELL, GORDON & more
~ SOME TENNESSEE LINKS ~
Tennessee ~ TNGenWeb project
Vital Records Information for Tennessee
All About Tennessee
GenForum ~ Tennessee Genealogy Forum
Cyndi's List ~ Tennessee
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