A farm in Coffee County


Tennessee has mountains, valleys, flat lands, caves, rivers, mud, trees, rocks and everything in between.

We are here to tell you all about it with a two-part geography section.

In Basic Geography, we explain how to make a map of Tennessee using a funny box, four lines and four dots.

PHOTO: TN Department of Agriculture

We'll tell you about Tennessee's three Grand Divisions, three major river systems and four largest cities.

We'll even tell you a bit about farm life in Tennessee, from crops people grow to animals you will find on farms.

A view along the Cherohala Skyway, in Monroe County
In Advanced Geography, we give you fascinating detail about why Tennessee's borders are where they are and explain the state's six physical regions.

We tell you why Tennessee has so many counties, tell you how they were formed and explain why some counties grow and others don't.

Miners at the Dunlap Coke Ovens in the 1920s
PHOTO: Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
We tell you more about agriculture in Tennessee and explain a few things about mining and about the things people make in the Volunteer State.

We explain how geography shapes history in Tennessee and how humans have changed the geography of Tennessee.

A cotton field in West Tennessee
We even have a section on things about Tennessee geography that surprise people -- such as the fact that South Carolina is west of Tennessee!