Everything You Need to Know About the State of Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee became the 16th state of the combination in 1796. It is presently 112 miles wide but stretches 432 miles from the Appalachian Mountains border with North Carolina in the east to the Mississippi River boundaries with Missouri and Arkansas in the west. Tennessee’s two largest cities, Memphis and Nashville are recognized as the middle of blues and country music, correspondingly, and have played host to the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, B.B. King and Dolly Parton. Memphis is also well-known for its barbecue and hosts the well-attended “Memphis in May” barbecue competition each year.