On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state to be admitted to the Union. The state began as a part of North Carolina and was then ceded to the U.S. federal government, where it was known as The Southwest Territory until it’s admittance into the Union. The state of Tennessee has a long history of providing the rest of the country with innovation, culture and beauty. Home builders interested in Tennessee can rest assured that it is a fantastic place to live, offering sub-tropical climates throughout most of the state, educational and career opportunities and beautiful scenery.
What “Tennessee” Means
Stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Delta region in the West, Tennessee was originally inhabited by Paleo-Indians almost 12,000 years ago. Europeans first began exploring and settling in the area in the latter half of the 16th century. The name “Tennessee” is an adaptation of the name “Tanasqui” which was the name of a local Indian village recorded by Spanish explorer Juan Pardo from that time. During that time, the peoples who populated the Tennessee area included the Muscogee and Yuchi people. The first permanent settles from Europe began coming in waves in the latter half of the 18th century, eventually forming the Watauga Association, the first recognized constitutional government west of the Appalachians, which would form the basis for the state as it would come to be recognized today.
Much of America’s most popular styles of music and culture came out of Tennessee. Sun Records, for example, is headquartered in Memphis and musicians like Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jonny Cash and Elvis Presley started their recording careers there. Rock and Roll, Rockabilly and Country music can all be traced back to Memphis. Nashville, the Capitol, and Memphis, the largest city in the state, are known throughout the country for their rich history and thriving culture. There is always something to do or something amazing to see in Tennessee. With more than 8,600 discovered caves, Tennessee is a spelunker’s paradise. The state also hosts more Federal wildlife preserves and National Parks than any other state, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which is generally recognized as the country’s most visited national park.
Families looking in Tennessee for a place to call home will find that the state provides plenty of opportunities for raising a thriving family. Tennessee schools have an excellent reputation for upholding the nation’s standards for excellence in Education. U.S. News reported that 83 of Tennessee’s schools made their rankings among the top schools in the nation, including 4 gold medal schools and 12 silver medal schools.
Tennessee is a beautiful place, full of wonder, opportunity and promise.
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