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Tennessee

Music, Mountains, and Southern Soul

A Message from the Governor

I’m focusing on several priorities including a strong workforce, quality education, economic development, public safety, and supporting families, all with a particular focus on the accelerated transformation of rural Tennessee.

Governor Bill Lee

Bill Lee

About Tennessee

Tennessee, often called the “Volunteer State,” is a culturally rich and diverse state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Known for its musical heritage, scenic landscapes, and a rich tapestry of history, Tennessee offers a wide range of experiences for residents and visitors alike.

Tennessee is renowned as the birthplace of various musical genres, including country, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. Cities like Nashville, the “Music City,” and Memphis, the “Home of the Blues,” are celebrated for their live music scenes, historic recording studios, and museums dedicated to musical legends.

A motel in Tennessee

Crimes Overview

In Tennessee, the murder crime rate is slightly higher than the national average, while the rape rate is lower. However, the assault rate is significantly higher than the national average. Robbery is not a major concern, but the kidnapping rate is higher than the national average.

Tennessee faces challenges with burglary and vandalism rates, both above the national average. Theft is another area of focus, with a crime rate higher than the national average, including motor vehicle theft.

On a positive note, the state experiences a much lower rate of identity theft compared to the national average.

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Cities of Tennessee

Adamsville

Alamo

Alcoa

Algood

Ashland City

Athens

Atoka

Baileyton

Bartlett

Baxter

Bean Station

Belle Meade

Bells

Benton

Berry Hill

Blaine

Bolivar

Brentwood

Bristol

Brownsville

Camden

Carthage

Centerville

Chapel Hill

Charleston

Chattanooga

Church Hill

Clarksville

Cleveland

Clinton

Collegedale

Collierville

Columbia

Cookeville

Coopertown

Covington

Cowan

Crossville

Dandridge

Dayton

Decatur

Decherd

Dickson

Dover

Dunlap

Dyer

Dyersburg

East Ridge

Elizabethton

Erin

Estill Springs

Etowah

Fairview

Fayetteville

Franklin

Gallatin

Gatlinburg

Germantown

Goodlettsville

Greenbrier

Greeneville

Halls

Harriman

Henderson

Hendersonville

Hohenwald

Humboldt

Huntingdon

Jacksboro

Jackson

Jamestown

Jasper

Jefferson City

Johnson City

Jonesborough

Kenton

Kimball

Kingsport

Kingston

Knoxville

Lafayette

La Follette

La Vergne

Lawrenceburg

Lebanon

Lenoir City

Lewisburg

Lexington

Livingston

Loudon

Madisonville

Manchester

Martin

Maryville

McKenzie

McMinnville

Medina

Memphis

Milan

Millersville

Millington

Monteagle

Monterey

Morristown

Mountain City

Mount Carmel

Mount Juliet

Mount Pleasant

Munford

Murfreesboro

Newbern

New Johnsonville

New Market

Newport

Nolensville

Oakland

Oak Ridge

Obion

Oliver Springs

Oneida

Paris

Parsons

Pigeon Forge

Portland

Pulaski

Red Bank

Ripley

Rockwood

Rogersville

Rutledge

Savannah

Selmer

Sevierville

Shelbyville

Smithville

Smyrna

Soddy-Daisy

Somerville

South Fulton

Sparta

Spencer

Spring City

Springfield

Spring Hill

Sweetwater

Tazewell

Tiptonville

Tullahoma

Unicoi

Union City

Vonore

Waverly

Waynesboro

Westmoreland

White Bluff

White House

White Pine

Whiteville

Winchester

Woodbury

Metropolitan Counties

Anderson

Blount

Bradley

Campbell

Cheatham

Dickson

Fayette

Gibson

Grainger

Hamblen

Hamilton

Hartsville/Trousdale

Hawkins

Jefferson

Knox

Loudon

Macon

Madison

Marion

Maury

Montgomery

Morgan

Polk

Roane

Robertson

Rutherford

Sequatchie

Shelby

Smith

Stewart

Sullivan

Sumner

Tipton

Unicoi

Union

Washington

Williamson

Wilson

Non-Metropolitan Counties

Bedford

Benton

Bledsoe

Carroll

Claiborne

Clay

Cocke

Coffee

Cumberland

Decatur

DeKalb

Dyer

Fentress

Franklin

Giles

Greene

Grundy

Hancock

Hardeman

Hardin

Haywood

Henderson

Henry

Hickman

Houston

Humphreys

Johnson

Lauderdale

Lawrence

Lewis

Lincoln

Marshall

McMinn

McNairy

Monroe

Moore

Obion

Overton

Pickett

Putnam

Scott

Sevier

Warren

Wayne

Weakley

White