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State Government
  Governor  Bill Haslam 1 10 +31.95%
 Lieutenant Governor 
  Attorney General  Robert E. Cooper Jr. 1 06 +100.00%
  TN State Senate  Republican Party Control 0 12 +57.58%
  TN State House  Republican Party Control 0 12 +42.42%
  President  Mitt Romney 0 12 +20.40%
  Senate Class I  Bob Corker 2 12 +34.48%
  Senate Class II  Lamar Alexander 2 08 +33.50%
House of Representatives
  TN - District 01  Phil Roe 3 12 +56.16%
  TN - District 02  John "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. 13 12 +53.83%
  TN - District 03  Chuck Fleischmann 2 12 +25.98%
  TN - District 04  Scott DesJarlais 2 12 +11.51%
  TN - District 05  Jim Cooper 12 12 +32.45%
  TN - District 06  Diane Black 2 12 +62.02%
  TN - District 07  Marsha Blackburn 6 12 +47.05%
  TN - District 08  Stephen Fincher 2 12 +39.88%
  TN - District 09  Steve Cohen 4 12 +51.27%
County List
 Constitutional Amendments 
State Symbol
  State Bird  Mockingbird 1 33 +0.66%

  U.S. House of Representatives  Republican Party Control 0 12 +7.59%


Created From
[X] Southwest Territory
Parents > United States  
Established June 01, 1796
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedRP June 03, 2011 02:36pm
DescriptionState of Tennessee
"Agriculture and commerce"

Tennessee is a state in the south-central United States. It is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the North, North Carolina to the East, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to its South, and across the Mississippi River, Arkansas and Missouri in the West.

The state has many sites of historic interest, including the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Shiloh National Military Park, and Fort Donelson and Stones River national battlefields. Part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is also in Tennessee. The Natchez Trace National Parkway generally follows the old Natchez Trace.

Nashville is the capital and the second largest city. The largest city is Memphis.

Although Tennessee is now primarily industrial, with most of its people residing in urban areas, many Tennesseans still derive their livelihood from the land. The state's leading crops are cotton, soybeans, and tobacco; cattle, dairy products, and hogs are also principal farm commodities.

Tennessee's leading mineral, in dollar value, is stone; zinc ranks second (Tennessee leads the nation in its production). Industry is being continually diversified; the state's leading manufactures are chemicals and related products, foods, electrical machinery, primary metals, automobiles, textiles and apparel, and stone, clay, and glass items. Aluminum production has been important since World War I.
PVIR+24.63 ( D-11.99 R+12.28 I+0.91 N-0.08 LBT-0.99 G-0.10 CST+0.15 PFP-0.05 J-0.03 A'sP-0.03 IR-0.02 )
TN CDs 2013-2023

Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 Memphis Shelby 669,651 2008-07-01
2 Knoxville Knox 184,802 2008-07-01
3 Chattanooga Hamilton 170,880 2008-07-01
4 Clarksville Montgomery 119,735 2008-07-01
5 Murfreesboro Rutherford 101,753 2008-07-01
6 Jackson Madison 63,158 2008-07-01
7 Johnson City Washington 61,990 2008-07-01
8 Hendersonville Sumner 47,725 2008-07-01
9 Bartlett Shelby 47,501 2008-07-01
10 Kingsport Sullivan 44,473 2008-07-01

Constitution Party of Tennessee  Discuss
Green Party of Tennessee  Discuss
Independent America First Party of Tennessee  Discuss
Libertarian Party of Tennessee  Discuss
Southern Independence Party of Tennessee  Discuss
State of Tennessee Division of Elections  Discuss
State of Tennessee General Assembly  Discuss
State of Tennessee Government  Discuss
Tennessee Democratic Party  Discuss
Tennessee Republican Party  Discuss


Demographic Amount % As Of Contributor
Population 5,689,283 100.00% Apr 01, 2000 RP

Category Name
Newspaper Chattanooga Times Free Press 
Newspaper Knoxville News-Sentinel 
Newspaper Maryville Daily Times 
Newspaper Memphis Commercial Appeal 
Newspaper Memphis Flyer 
Newspaper Nashville Scene 

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 07:00am Jan 01, 1900 07:00pm General Election TN Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Aug 05, 2010 06:00am Aug 05, 2010 07:00pm Primary Election TN Primary Election  RP 
Mar 06, 2012 07:00am Mar 06, 2012 07:00pm Presidential Primary TN Presidential Primary  RP 

Title Purchase Contributor
Tennessee: A Political History  Purchase -- 
Tennessee Senators, 1911-2001: Portraits of Leadership in a Century of Change  Purchase -- 
Tennessee Political Humor: Some of These Jokes You Voted for  Purchase -- 

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 09, 2014 06:45pm News Tennessee Wants to Ban the U.N. From Monitoring Its Elections  Article Scott³ 
Feb 11, 2014 08:00am News Tenn. lawmakers issue incentive threat in VW union move  Article RBH 
Dec 10, 2013 08:00am News Tennessee governor working with HHS on Medicaid expansion  Article Brandon 
Mar 26, 2013 01:00pm News Bill stripping primary voters’ ability to select U.S. Senate nominees advances in Tennessee state Senate  Article RBH 
Mar 25, 2013 04:35pm News IS TENN. CAPITOL SINK FOR MUSLIM FEET WASHING? NO  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 05, 2012 07:00pm News Ashley Judd won't rule out a political run  Article John 

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