Tennessee was the 16th state admitted June 1, 1796. With more than six million residents, Tennessee is home for Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry with the country music roots of the entire country. Also on the west edge of Tennessee is the Mississippi River and Memphis Tennessee and Beale Street.
Not only a home for Blues and Elvis Presley, some argue that Memphis holds the roots of American Rock and Roll. Also home to Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson, and Sam Houston, Tennessee has a rich political heritage. Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state, and more soldiers for the Union Army than any other Southern state, and the state’s nickname is the Volunteer State.
Tennessee was home to the Manhattan Project’s uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the world’s first atomic bomb at Oak Ridge. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park inhabits the eastern part of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee is in Knoxville Tennessee and Vanderbilt is in Nashville.