Tennessee: what to see between the Mississippi and the Blue Ridge Mountains


General Information on Tennessee, where he is, neighboring states and characteristics of the territory, interesting places to visit, national parks and major cities.

Guide Tennessee

Tennessee is a state belonging to the United States of America. Located in the southeastern part of the US lies geographically between the Mississippi River to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east. Neighboring states are Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

In the production are imporant industries related to textiles, cotton plantations, pastures and a good production of electricity. The namesake river runs through this state from north to south along the eastern edge, crossing the Alabama and then returned again in western Tennessee until emptying into the Ohio River after crossing even Kentucky.

East Tennessee is distinguished by having a mountainous area near the border with North Carolina at the chain of the Blue Ridge Mountains belonging to the Appalachian Mountains. Going west you come across fertile valleys originated by the many tributaries of the Tennessee River that is born right here.

Proseguento always westward is also called the central basin of Nashville, where Nashville, the state capital. Between the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers is instead the western Tennessee that has mostly flat terrain, hilly and swampy areas more ‘next to the Mississippi River. In Tennessee there are several national and state parks to preserve the great forests present.

What to see in Tennessee

– Nashville, the capital of this state, is located on the banks of the Cumberland River in Davidson County. Represents one of the major centers of health, publishing, transportation and music. As the home of the Grand Ole Opry, which is a famous country music radio program, many major record and Gibson, a manufacturer of guitars elettiche. Thanks to the classical architecture of the buildings and the presence of many schools has been dubbed the Athens of the United States.

– Memphis however, is the city with the largest population and is famous for being the home of various musical genres including Blues, Gospel and Rock and Roll. The careers of many famous artists began here and among them there are Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Tina Turner and many others. It was in this city that was assassinated April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King. Are many Italians present in Memphis, descendants mainly by immigrants of the late nineteenth century. The population originates African American, Anglo, Hispanic and Italian with a very small percentage of native inhabitants.

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