12 Embarrassing Facts About Tennessee That Will Make Your Cheeks Burn

Every state has their embarrassing facts and laws, and despite how wonderful Tennessee is, we’re not exempt from that rule. For example, did you know that a small town in East Tennessee once tried and hanged an elephant for murder? You read that right — an elephant. If you think that’s embarrassing, just wait until you read the rest of these facts that we found.

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Pretty embarrassing, right? Don’t be too embarrassed — Tennessee has plenty of truly wonderful facts as well. Here’s 20 Facts About Tennessee You Never Knew Were True.