The Civil War divided Tennessee just as it did the nation. When the state first voted on secession in February 1861, Tennesseeans rejected leaving [...]
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While the Nashville Sit-ins of 1960 and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis in 1968 often receive attention, Tennessee’s civil rights [...]
The state of Tennessee is divided into three sections called the Grand Divisions, and people commonly refer to themselves as being from East, Middle, [...]
Tennessee Music & Culture Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935-August 16, 1977) moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when [...]
Tennessee Music The roots of popular music may be found in every pocket of the southeastern United States, but Tennessee has been, and remains, [...]
The town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, did not exist until 1942, when it was created by the U.S. Army to house staff developing materials [...]
Andrew Jackson Artist’s sketch for the 1940 New Deal mural in the John Sevier State Office Building. Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 [...]
Executive Branch John Sevier, the second governor of Tennessee. Like the United States government, Tennessee’s state government is also divided into three branches: executive, [...]
The Tennessee Walking Horse is the state’s official horse. The breed dates to the late 19th/early 20th century and is descended from Standardbred, Morgan, [...]
The term “Tennessee whiskey” does not apply to all whiskey made in Tennessee. In order to be recognized by the State of Tennessee as [...]