Statehood and State History

The great State of Tennessee has a rich and fascinating history. As one of the oldest states (the third to be admitted after the original 13), Tennessee has had a significant role in the history of the United States for over two hundred years. In this section, you will find information highlighting Tennessee’s beginnings to statehood and the formation of government, as well as state symbols and the State Constitution.

For more about Tennessee history, the Tennessee Blue Book provides an excellent overview of our state’s great history. Below are some links to other resources about Tennessee history.

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee Historical Society

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

Tennessee History for Kids

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