Tennessee June 26, 2017
10 Embarrassing Facts About Tennessee That Will Make Your Cheeks Burn
Are these facts embarrassing? Well, yes. Some of them. If you don’t happen to like mini golf or known where country music originated, that is. We found ten facts that are quirky and different and sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next dinner party, so read on and learn something new. Or maybe leave a fact of your own below…?
10. Is it embarrassing to know that 44% of Tennessee is registered farmland? Probably not.
But it's still pretty interesting! The Volunteer State is known for its agriculture, and with almost half the state growin' good things it makes sense.
9. And what is Tennessee known for…?
Beef cattle. Broilers (young chickens!). Calves. Soybeans. Cotton. Greenhouse & nursery products…?
8. One of our former governors has a rough track record...
President Andrew Johnson was not only the first president to be impeached, but he is also known for holding every single local, state, and federal elective seat in the state of Tennessee.
7. Nashville isn't as cool as it says it is…
Because Bristol is the official birthplace of country music. Our middle Tennessee city may get all the attention, but we're pretty proud of our sweet town little town of Bristol.
6. We're known across the globe for…alcohol.
Jack Daniel's, anyone?
5. We wish it didn't take so long for women to serve in the senate, but…
Hattie Caraway was the first woman to serve in the senate, and she hailed from and represented Tennessee. The Bakersville native has made this state proud!
4. We're the turtle capital of the world!
Reelfoot Lake is, actually. It has the honorary title, "Turtle Capital of the World" - it's real.
3. Unfortunately, Tennessee is also the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan.
The KKK was formed by extremist Confederates in 1865, in the beautiful town of Pulaski. We're happy to report that Pulaski is a lovely town and shouldn't be held to the past - history is history, and we love this sweet place.
2. We started the mini-golf craze!
Or at least many folks think we did. It is believed that the first miniature golf course was located on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga.
1. Tennessee was the home base for the Manhattan Project.
Oak Ridge was once known as "The Secret City," where many of the workers didn't realize they were working to manufacture the atomic bomb, notoriously used in the second world war.
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