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Encyclopedia > Grand Divisions (Tennessee)

The Grand Divisions are geographic, cultural, and legally recognized regions each compromising a third of the State of Tennessee. Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York, New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ...


Geographic and cultural

West, Middle, and East Tennessee are both geographical and cultural regions. East Tennessee is dominated by the Appalachian mountain chain, specifically the Great Smoky Mountains. This largely rural region is one of the few regions in the South which has consistently voted Republican since Reconstruction. It is separated from Middle Tennessee by the Cumberland Plateau and the line between the Eastern and Central Time Zones. Middle Tennessee is dominated by rolling hills and fertile stream valleys. A portion of the Tennessee River demarcates the boundary between Middle and West Tennesee. West Tennesee's other border is the Mississippi River, and most of the region lies within the Mississippi embayment. West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Image File history File links Middle_Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. ... The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern Appalachian Mountains chain. ... Southern United States. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... Reconstruction-era military districts in the South For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Time Zone is also a historical computer game. ... Time Zone is also a historical computer game. ... A riverboat passing under the Gay Street Bridge on the Tennessee River The river viewed from the top of Neyland Stadium. ... This article is about the river in the United States. ... This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ...


Legal meaning

The Tennessee State Constitution mandates that no more than half of the Justices on the state's Supreme Court can be from any one Division to help keep the court free from regional bias. The court must also meet regularly in each Division. Similar rules apply to some other state institutions as well. The Tennessee State Constitution defines the form, structure, activities, character, and fundamental rules (and means for changing them) of the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... The Tennessee Supreme Court is the highest appellate court of the State of Tennessee. ...


 
 

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