Fun Tennessee Facts

Cumberland University, located in Lebanon, lost a football game to Georgia Tech on October 7, 1916 by a score of 222 to 0. The Georgia Tech coach was George Heisman for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.

Tennessee ranks number one among other states in the total number of soldiers who fought in the War Between the States. This is also where the nickname ‘The Volunteer State’ comes from.

Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union during the Civil War and the first state to be readmitted after the war.

The largest earthquake in American history, the New Madrid Earthquake occurred in the winter of 1811-12 in northwestern Tennessee. Reelfoot Lake located in Obion and Lake Counties was formed during this earthquake.

Tennessee flag

Andrew Johnson held every elective office at the local, state, and federal level, including President of the United States. He was elected alderman, mayor, state representative, and state senator from Greeneville. He served as governor and military governor of Tennessee and United States congressman, senator, and vice president, becoming President of the United States following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Skunks may not be carried into the state.

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