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Tennessee State Name Origin:

Tennessee waterfall - click to see all state name origins
Debord Falls at Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee; photo by Wade Franklin
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What does the name Tennessee mean?

The state of Tennessee was named after a Cherokee Indian village called Tanasi. Tanasi was also the Cherokee word for the river. Tennessee became the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Many states derive their names from native American languages.

Tennessee map - click to see all state name origins
Tennessee topography & geology map by USGS.
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Tennessee USA - click to see all state name origins
Tennessee USA. See All State Name Origins.
Source:
Tennessee History: Tennessee.gov
Tennessee Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Links:
Tennessee Facts: TN Department of Education
Glossary of Indian Nations
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