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Science In Your Backyard: Tennessee


  • Tennessee Water Science Center
    640 Grassmere Park Drive, Suite 100
    Nashville, TN 37211
    Phone: (615) 837-4700
    Fax: (615) 837-4799
    Office hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Central Time

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: KY, TN, WV, Appalachian Region)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Kentucky Mapping Partnership Office
    9818 Bluegrass Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40299
    Phone: (601) 933-2950

  • USGS Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

    Box 5114
    Tennessee Tech University
    Cookeville, Tennessee 38505
    Phone: 931-372-3094
    Fax: 931-372-6257

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Tennessee State Facts

Image of Tennessee with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Nashville(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 41,217 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 6,346,105
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Sevier
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Mississippi River at 178 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Shelby
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Rutherford County approx. 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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