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Tennessee

When you move to Tennessee you could be entering the state from any one of its eight bordering states. Tennessee is tied with Missouri for the state with the most borders. Missouri is one of the eight states Tennessee touches. The other seven are Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. 

What would be the state song for a state with eight borders? Well, in the case of Tennessee there are 10 state songs.

What is there to see in Tennessee? Well, you can begin with Elvis Presley’s house, Graceland. It is the second most visited house museum in the U.S. after the White House. Graceland has over 600,000 visitors a year.

Tennessee is the birthplace of Davey Crockett.

Of all Southern states, Tennessee provided the most soldiers to the Union. Did you know that a whopping 38 battles during the Civil War were fought on the soil of Tennessee? Virginia is the only state to have had more battles fought on their land.

Ok, do you know why this state that you have relocated to is called The Volunteer State? It is for its participation in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

The Volunteer State has their share of Funny Laws:

(1) It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

(2) You can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

(3) It is illegal to carry skunks across the state line.

(4) It is illegal to place tacks on the highway.

(5) you can be punished by hanging for stealing a horse.