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.
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is one of the two systems of public higher education in Tennessee. The TBR was approved by a 1972 Tennessee General Assembly Act. The TBR
oversees all public colleges and colleges in the state that employ over 100,000 students each year
The technical director of the TBR system is referred to as his chancellor. The Chancellor is responsible for managing the TBR system in accordance with the leadership of the
Board and directing the TBR Central Office in accordance with the mission and vision of the Central Office
Tennessee is home to three major professional sports franchises: the Tennessee Titans have played in the National Football League since 1997, the Memphis Grizzlies have
played in the National Basketball Association since 2001, and the Nashville Predators have played in the National Hockey League since 1998. A yet-to-be-named Major League
Soccer franchise is scheduled to begin play in Nashville in 2020.
The state is also home to 14 teams playing in minor leagues. Nine Minor League Baseball teams call the state their home. The Memphis Redbirds and Nashville Sounds, each of
the Pacific Coast League, compete at the Triple-A level, the highest before Major League Baseball. The Chattanooga Lookouts, Jackson Generals, and Tennessee Smokies play in
the Double-A Southern League. The Elizabethton Twins, Greeneville Reds, Johnson City Cardinals, and Kingsport Mets are Rookie League teams of the Appalachian League.
Major airports within the state include Memphis International Airport (MEM), Nashville International Airport (BNA), McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) outside of Knoxville in
Blount County, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA), Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI), and McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), in Jackson. Because Memphis
International Airport is the major hub for FedEx Corporation, it is the world's largest air cargo operation.