Tennessee is known as “The Volunteer State” which originated as a nickname during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee serving under General Andrew Jackson displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans. The state’s name, Tennessee originated from the old Yuchi Indian word, “Tana-see,” meaning “The Meeting Place”.
Tennessee is the next stop in our United States of Energy data series ranking number 20 in residential electricity prices compared to 52 other states averaging $9.23 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants include coal, hydroelectric and natural gas with coal and natural gas as the primary source of emissions. Tennessee is one of the top hydroelectricity-generating States east of the Rocky Mountains.
Did you know? Dolly Parton is a native of Sevierville. A major highway, the Dolly Parton Parkway, takes visitors traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. The park was named for the smoke-like bluish haze that often envelops these fabled mountains. In addition to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee is also famous for the Grand Ole Opry, Beale Street Blues, Country Music Hall of Fame, and Graceland.
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