Quick Facts about Tennessee

Tennessee ranks number 16 of the 50 United States with a population of 5,689,283. The total United States population as of 2000 was 285,230,516 people.

Cherokee silversmith, Sequoyah, was the only known man in the history of the world to single-handedly develop an alphabet.

The first ever written constitution in America was drafted in 1772 by the Watauga Association at Sycamore Shoals near Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Tennessee is known for its many musical artists. To name just a few: Hank Williams, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley.

More Civil War battles were fought on Tennessee soil than any other state except Virginia.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park acquired its name from the smoke-like bluish haze that often envelopes these fabled mountains. This park consists of 500,000-acres and has over 1,400 kinds of flowering plants.

The Tennessee Aquarium is the largest facility of its kind which focuses on fresh water habitat. It boasts 7,000 animals and 300 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

The Ocoee River in southeastern Tennessee is rated among the top white water recreational rivers in the nation. It was the site for the Olympic white water canoe/kayak competition in the 1996 Olympics based in Atlanta, GA.

The worst earthquake ever recorded in American history occurred in the winter of 1811-12 in northwestern Tennessee.

Another touchstone of African-American history is the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis at the Lorraine Motel where the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain in 1968.

Tennessee has over 3,800 documented caves. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the "Lost Sea" in Sweetwater as the largest underground lake in the entire United States.

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Family Medicine at Tipton

1999 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN 38019
Contact: Sandra K. Martinez
E-mail: smartinez@uthsc.edu
Phone: 901-476-9757
Fax: 901-476-0547