State Abbreviation TN
Statehood June 1, 1796
State Capital Nashville
State Size Total (Land + Water): 42,143 sq miles; Land Only: 41,217 sq miles
Number of Counties 95
State Population (2010) 6,346,105
Electoral Votes 11
State Quarter Issue Date 2-Jan-02
State Motto Agriculture and Commerce
State Flower Iris
State Bird Mockingbird
Nickname Volunteer State
Area Codes 423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Memphis (646,889)
Nashville (601,222)
Knoxville (178,874)
Chattanooga (167,674)
Clarksville (132,929)
Major Sports Teams NFL: Tennessee Oilers
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies
NHL: Nashville Predators
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institution Federal Correctional Institution, Memphis
State Prisons Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
Charles Bass Correctional Complex – Nashville
Hardeman County Correctional Center
Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility – Nashville
Morgan County Correctional Complex – Wartburg
Northeast Correctional Complex – Mountain City
Carter County Annex located in Roan Mountain functions as a part of Northeast
Northwest Correctional Complex – Tiptonville
Riverbend Maximum Security Institution – Nashville
South Central Correctional Facility (Operated by CCA)
Turney Center Industrial Complex – Only
Turney Center Annex (formerly Wayne County Boot Camp)
West Tennessee State Penitentiary – Henning – Opened in 1990
Whiteville Correctional Facility (Operated by CCA) – Whiteville

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