Tennessee Department of Tourist Department,
William Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower, 312 8th Avenue North, 25th Floor, Nashville TN 37243; 615-741-2159; 800-GO2-TENN.
State Agricultural Insect: honeybee
State Amphibian: Tennessee cave salamander
State Animal: racoon
State Art Form: songwriting
State Bird: mockingbird
State Butterfly: zebra swallowtail
State Fine Art: porcelain painting
State Commercial Fish: channel catfish
State Game Fish: largemouth bass
State Cultivated Flower: iris
State Folk Dance: square dance
State Fruit: tomato
State Game Bird: bobwhite quail
State Gem: freshwater pearl
State Horse: Tennessee Walking Horse
State Insects: ladybug and firefly
State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
State Nickname: Volunteer State, Big Bend State, Hog and Hominy State, Mother of Southwestern Statesmen
State Painting: Tennessee Treasures by Michael Sloan
State Poem: Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee
State Reptile: box turtle
State Rocks: limestone and agate
State Salamander: Tennessee cave salamander
State Slogan: Tennessee—America at Its Best.
State Soil: Dickson
State Songs: My Homeland, Tennessee; My Tennessee; Tennessee Waltz; When It's Iris Time in Tennessee; Tennessee; The Pride of Tennessee; Rocky Top.
State Bicentennial Tree: yellowwood
State Tree: tulip poplar
State Wildflower: Passiflora (passion flower)
Rocky Mount, Tennessee — Served as the first capital of the territory of the United States south of the Ohio River.
Jonesborough, Tennessee — Tennessee's
oldest town (1779) and the capital of the State of Franklin (1784 to 1788).
Knoxville, Tennessee — Territorial capital (1791-1796) and state capital (1796-1812,
Kingston, Tennessee — State capital for one day in 1807 to fulfill a treaty obligation with the Cherokee.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee — State capital (1818-1826).
Nashville, Tennesee — Tennessee State Capitol, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville TN 37243-1120; 615-741-2692.
Web: http://www.tnmuseum.org. State capital 1812 to 1817 and 1826 to present.
Chosen as the permanent state capital in 1843.
My Homeland, Tennessee; My Tennessee; Tennessee Flap-Top Box; Tennessee Waltz; Tennessee Whiskey; Tennessee Stud; Tennessee Bird
Walk; The Pride of Tennessee; When It's Iris Time in Tennessee; Tennessee Hot Dog;
I've Been to Memphis; Nashville Cats; Nashville Skyline; Rocky Top; Chattanooga Choo Choo.