2.UK got control of the state after the culmination of the wars between the indigenous tribes and French, which were fought in 1763.
4.It was in 1792 that the state took Iris as the official flower.
5.Hernando De Soto went around Tennessee in 1540.
6.At the time of the American Civil War Tennessee fought for the Confederate forces.
7.It was on 1st June 1796 that Tennessee gained statehood. It was the 16th entity to have been granted the privilege.
8.Kingston was Tennessee's capital for a single day.
9.The earliest settlement of Tennessee was set up in 1769 by William Bean.
10.Cherokees had adopted a number of practices and customs that were common among Europeans.
11.Tennessee is the hub of American country music.
12.Jack Daniels whiskey is an essential part of the state's culture.
13.Both UK and France had claimed Tennessee during the later part of 17th century.
14.The state's economy can be classed as an industrial one.
15.A well known chain of eateries named International House of Possum was initiated in Chattanooga.
16."Moonshine - it's not just for breakfast any more" is Tennessee's official motto.
17.It was at the time of the War of 1812 that Tennessee got the nickname - the Volunteer State
18.The Trail of Tears became a reality in 1835.
19.Tennessee is well-known for the cowboy lifestyle.
20.Tanasee means meeting place. It is the source word for the state's name.