Background: Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville
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Discovering and Moving to Tennessee

Moving to Tennessee

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Tennessee

Tennessee has had its share of hardships and troubles in addition to being the location of more American Civil War confrontations than in any other state except Virginia. Then there was the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 and the Memphis killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. back in 1968 . However one thing remains constant here: whether it's the latest Grand Ole Opry show or the Blues, there's always a reason for singing in Tennessee!

The world capitol of country music, the Blues birthplace, and Elvis Presley's home, Tennessee is a historical and cultural hotspot dissimilar to any other in the nation. Going from songs on to songbirds, it is appropriate that the state also has the largest bird variety in the US. particularly in the Appalachian region.

There are many unique cities and regions to select from when relocating to Tennessee, and every place has its own unique character. There’s the cosmopolitan hub and state capital of Memphis Tennessee where Elvis once lived, Nashville, with the nickname of "Music City," and Chattanooga, the green city near the Appalachian Trail. Also there’s Knoxville, with a pulsating arts scene and diverse architecture and and Other significant cities to mull over when relocating to Tennessee are Murfreesboro, the renowned college town with the nickname "Athens in the South;", Clarksville, with a strong the US Army presence; and Bartlett, Cleveland, Brentwood and Bristol.

First visited by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1540, the Tennessee area would later be claimed by both France and England as a result of the 1670s and 1680s explorations of Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, Sieur de la Salle, and James Needham and Gabriel Arthur. Great Britain obtained the area after the French and Indian Wars in 1763.

During 1784–1787, the settlers formed the “state” of Franklin, which was disbanded when the region was allowed to send representatives to the North Carolina legislature. In 1790 Congress organized the territory south of the Ohio River, and Tennessee joined the Union in 1796.

Although Tennessee joined the Confederacy during the Civil War, there was much pro-Union sentiment in the state, which was the scene of extensive military action.


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