Some Trivia About Tennessee
Tennessee was the 16th State admitted to statehood on June 1, 1796. The capital is Nashville, also known by the nickname of ‘Music City.’ The state bird is the Mockingbird and the state flower is the Iris.
Tennessee’s economy is comprised of soybeans, cattle, hogs, cotton, tobacco, livestock/livestock products and dairy products (agriculture) as well as chemicals, rubber, plastics and transportation products.
The state gross product was $233.997-billion (2011) and the unemployment rate was 8.4% (November 2011).
A state tax of 9.25% is applied to most items although there are variables such as food (5.25%), candy, prepared food and dietary supplements (7%).