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6,910,840, the 15th largest state
Size of the State
About 491 miles long and 115 miles wide
42,146 square miles
41,220 square miles
926 square miles
5 miles NE of Murfreesboro in Rutherford County. Longitude: 86° 37.3'W, Latitude: 35° 47.7'N
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia
Highest: 113°F recorded on July 29 and August 9, 1930 in Perryville.
Lowest: -32°F recorded on December 30, 1917 at Mountain City.
Average Rainfall Per Year
Clingman's Dome, 6,643 feet, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Mississippi Bottoms, 178 feet above sea level near the Mississippi River.
Mississippi, Cumberland, Tennessee, Clinch, Duck, Hatchie and French Broad
Kentucky, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Norris, Cherokee, Center Hill and Tims Ford Reservoir
Three Grand Divisions
There are three grand divisions of the state: the eastern, middle and western. These are the counties comprising each division according to Tennessee Code Annotated § 4-1-201 (2020).
Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union and Washington
Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson
Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton and Weakley