Tennessee is a state of the United States of America and is located in the south-east of the country. Its capital is Nashville. Tennessee is known among music lovers for its blues, the birthplace of rock’n’roll and country music. Many artists of these genres come from the state and even among less musical people Memphis, Tennessee is known as the place where Elvis Presley lived.
Tennessee History – On the North-South Border
As in many areas in the USA, the Indians in Tennessee had to give way to the settlements of European immigrants. In Tennessee, it primarily affected the Muskogee and Yuchi tribes.
The Cherokee’s displacement to Arkansas was also known as the Trail of Tears.
The state of Tennessee joined the United States in 1796, making it the 16th state in the United States. When the civil war between the northern and southern states broke out, Tennessee sided with the southern states.
However, Tennessee soon rejoined the United States. On July 18, 1866, Tennessee ratified the article that abolished slavery, leaving the Confederation of States.
Tennessee became famous again in the 1960s and 1970s. The state received international attention as the focal point of the civil rights movement.
The Great Smokey Mountains National Park
The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. It has existed since 1934. Today it is the most visited national park in the USA. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As the name suggests, the area is a mountainous country but visitors can also admire forests, meadows and small streams as well as large rivers.
Nashville – capital of Tennessee and Music City
Nashville is in northern Tennessee and is best known as the center of country music. Not only musicians live and come from this city, many music publishers and studios also have their headquarters in the City of Music.
- Countryaah.com: Alphabetical list of all cities and towns in Tennessee. Also covers geographical map of Tennessee.
Tennessee, in the southern part of United States, has a bit of history and modernity. There are scattered points of the American Civil War, monuments to civil rights and some of the most important tourist spots in the history of music. Nashville is the capital and major city in the state of Tennessee.
Nashville offers everything: a fascinating varied music scene, award-winning cuisine, historic residences, world-class art, countless attractions, exclusive shops, university and professional sports and etc.
Population: 170,800 thousand people (2008)
Area: 370.8 sq. km
Time zone: UTC-5, summer UTC-4
The city of Chattanooga lies on the Nikajack and Chickasooga lakes, which are part of the Tennessee River Basin. The settlement from the beginning of its foundation is famous for its natural landscapes. The sights of Mount Lookout have become its unusual symbols. The first of them is the picturesque cliff of Rock City, which won the hearts of tourists back in 1923. To see its beauty, guests from different states of America and other countries come here. The second attraction is the Rock City Gardens. They were discovered in 1932 by the inventor of mini-golf Garnet Carter with his wife. The gardens have a 1.2 km long walking trail. During a short trip, tourists admire the beauty of a 27-meter waterfall, see a 55-meter suspension bridge and a cliff with the beautiful name “Lovers’ Leap”.
From mid-November until the New Year, the gardens are decorated with colorful lights that illuminate everything around with magical light at night. The Ruby Falls waterfall impresses with its colorful spectacle, overthrowing its waters from a height of 44 meters. It got its name from the name of the wife of the discoverer, who discovered it after they drilled a mine in the mountain to enter Lookout Cave. During the drilling process, a passage was formed through which Leo Lambert saw a stunning natural spectacle. Inside the mountain, surrounded by its formations, the streams of the waterfall rushed down with noise.
The third attraction is the steepest railway in the world, Incline, the path of which is laid on a mountain hill with a slope of 72.2%. Funicular-type trailers reach the upper terminus in about 10 minutes. The River Gallery Sculpture Garden is located in the city’s Bluff View art district near the Veteran’s Bridge. Beneath it, in the middle of the river, lies McLellan Island, where a nature reserve has been created by its owners. Tourists make fascinating trips across the expanses of water on the wheeled vessel “Southern Beauty” along the Tennessee River. A picturesque place is the natural Riverwalk promenade with an abundance of lush vegetation and recreation areas for a picnic.