"Tennessee, from the mountains to the river" Top 5 Page for this destination Tennessee by tompt
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Tennessee, the Volunteer State, stretches from the Appalachian Mountains to the mighty Mississippi River. It measures 42146 square miles, and about 6 million people call it home. The three stars on the flag represent the three different land forms in Tennessee. Mountains in the east, highlands in the middle and lowlands in the west. The name "Tennessee" originated from the old Yuchi Indian word, "Tana-see," meaning "The Meeting Place." There where several Cherokee villages called Tanasi. Tennessee has had several nicknames, but the most popular is “The Volunteer State.” The nickname originated during the War of 1812, in which the volunteer soldiers from Tennessee, serving under Gen. Andrew Jackson, displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.
We travelled through Tennessee on our way from New Jersey to Louisiana. We visited the Smoky Mountains NP while we stayed in the resort town of Gatlinburg. Then we drove across the state to take the Natchez Trace, an old trading route, south.
On our way back we did some sight seeing around Chattanooga, famous for the Chattanooga choo choo.
In both Gatlinburg and Chattanooga have a big aquarium, we visited the one in Chattanooga. But heard the other one is worth a visit too.
Yall welcome in Tennessee. People are very friendly, but they speak a bit different and sometimes it was hard for us to understand. And in the few days we spend here we didn't quite catch up with the 'Yall' and other words that they combine. So the first question always was: Where are you from ??
If you want to know more about tourism in Tennessee try the
website of the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development
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