(Encyclopedia) Tennessee t?n?s??, t?n??s?, state in the SE central United States. It is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia (N), North Carolina (E), Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi (S), and, across? (Encyclopedia) Tennessee, river, c.650 mi (1,050 km) long, the principal tributary of the Ohio River. It is formed by the confluence of the Holston and French Broad rivers near Knoxville, Tenn., and? (Encyclopedia) Little Tennessee, river, c.135 mi (220 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge, NE Ga., and flowing generally NW across SW N.C. and through E Tenn. to the Tennessee River opposite Lenoir? Capital: Nashville
State abbreviation/Postal code: Tenn./TN
Governor: Bill Haslam, R (to Jan. 2019)
Lieut. Governor: Ron Ramsey, R (to Jan. 2019)
Senators: Lamar Alexander, R (to Jan. 2021);? (Encyclopedia) Claflin, Tennessee: see Woodhull, Victoria (Claflin). (Encyclopedia) Tennessee, University of, main campus at Knoxville; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1794, opened 1795 as Blount College; became East Tennessee College 1807;? (Encyclopedia) Tennessee State University, at Nashville; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; est. 1912 as Tennessee Agriculture & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes; attained? (Encyclopedia) Williams, Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams), 1911?83, American dramatist, b. Columbus, Miss., grad. State Univ. of Iowa, 1938. One of America's foremost 20th-century playwrights? (Encyclopedia) Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), independent U.S. government corporate agency, created in 1933 by act of Congress; it is responsible for the integrated development of the Tennessee? (Encyclopedia) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, system of navigation channels, 234 mi (377 km) long, Ala. and Miss., connecting the Tennessee River with the Tombigbee River and, via the Mobile River,?