Map of Tennessee

Tennessee is locally known as the ‘Cherokee’ which is a dying Iroquoian language, a native language of the Cherokee people.

This large scale thematic map of Tennessee enables an easy orientation of urban space. Tennessee is officially nicknamed the “ The Volunteer State”, because of the contribution made by volunteer soldiers during the war of 1892. State Capital Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga are drawn out separately on insets.

Another inset brings out the physical layout of Northeastern Tennessee. Information provided by these city maps include street network, parks and other landmarks. 100s of other cities are named in their true location.

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Tennessee is locally known as the ‘Cherokee’ which is a dying Iroquoian language, a native language of the Cherokee people.

Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous state of the United States. The visual organizer features the urban geography of the state inviting curiosity and learning. Political boundary with other states is clearly depicted with colored contours and defined margins. The state capital, Nashville and names of other primary settlements and secondary towns and cities are printed in readable fonts and are easily identifiable. Road network, thoroughfare, frees and tollways are presented with specific numbering and thread markings.

The map layout shows the physical topography of Northeastern Tennessee and includes inset maps of urban settlements like Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Major terrain markings, airports locations, points of interest, State parks, national parks, and historical sites are other details of this intricate layout. The map is also furnished with a tabular index of towns and cities, a county index and driving distance chart marked in miles, which helps locate all primary and secondary towns on the map.

The geographical regions of the state include The Blue Ridge characterized by high Mountains, The Appalachian Ridge and Valley region, The Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim surrounding the central basin, the Nashville Basin or the central basin and the Gulf Coastal Plains. Other terrain markings include the Smoky Mountains, Unaka Mountains, Unicoi Mountains, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee River, Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The State also holds the highest number of caves in the nation.

The expanse of the title frame is elaborated with terrain placements and interlinking networks of highways and state roads. Airports, railroads and harbors are also marked prominently. Political demarcations with bordering States are specified with contrasting tones.

The map is also furnished with a tabular index of towns/ cities and county. A driving distance marker helps estimate distance. A miniature map of the United States pinpointing the placement of Tennessee and digitized flag of the State are other interesting details of the Map.

  • Location of Tennessee on map

    Tennessee borders eight states from all sides. Kentucky and Virginia can be placed on the north and northeast respectively. North Carolina borders the state to the east whereas Arkansas borders the state from the west. Virginia and Missouri can be seen bounding Tennessee from the northeast and northwest respectively. The States of Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama can be placed on the southern border. Appalachian Ranges dominate the eastern part of the state while the Mississippi River forms the State’s western boundary.

  • Key Table

    The key table elaborates symbolic data like national parks, State parks, military areas, highways, important roads, airports and other details of the title frame.

  • Region Location on map of Tennessee

    According to the USCB the State of Tennessee is located in the Southern Region in East South Central, Division 6. The other States under this division are Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi.

  • Counties in Tennessee

    Tennessee is divided into 95 counties. The most populous county is Shelby whereas the least populous county is Pickett County. The largest county in terms of land area is Shelby County.

  • Time Zone in Tennessee

    The state of Tennessee falls under two different time zones. The eastern part of the state follows the Eastern Time Zone and observes the Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. The western part of the state falls under the Central Time Zone and observes the Central Standard Time (CST) which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • ZIP Code of Tennessee

    The Range of Zip codes in Tennessee is from 37010- 38589.

Major cities of Tennessee

The Great Valley region has a concentration of urban population. The major cities of Knoxville and Chattanooga are both located in this region. Many other primary and secondary towns are also marked on the frame for quick reference. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is located in the eastern part of the state.

  • Nashville City Inset

    Nicknamed “Athens of the South'', Nashville the state capital is the seat of Davidson County. It is the most populous city of the State. Geographically Nashville is located on the banks of Cumberland River on the northwestern portion of Nashville basin. Nashville has some of the major music recording centers, however Vanderbilt University and Medical Center are the top employers of the state.

    Points of interest include County Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, historical sites related to Battle of Nashville, Battle of Franklin and Battle of Stones River. Cheekwood botanical Garden, Tennessee State Museum, Metro Board of Parks and recreational areas, Warner Park, Universities and colleges can be placed on the frame with ease. The interstate highway 40,24 and 65 serves the city along with other primary roads, secondary roads, intersections, expressways, state roads, freeways and tollways. Railroads and airport locations are also indicated on the frame and are an easy find.

  • Memphis City Inset

    Memphis is the second most populous city of the state and the largest city on the Mississippi River. Memphis is the seat of Shelby County. The City was the site of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr which is now commemorated with the National Civil Rights Museum.

    It is the cultural, educational and economic center of the state. Parks like Overton Park, Shelby Farms, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, T.O. Fuller State Park and Tom Lee park are easily recognizable with green isolated patches. Other points of interest include Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Residence, Zoo, Museum of Arts, Planetarium and Burkle Estate. Universities, airports, railroads and numbered highways are other features of this elaborate city inset. The city is served with interstates 40,55, 22, 240 and 269 which are numbered and can be identified in a glance.

  • Knoxville City Inset

    Knoxville is the seat of Knox county and the third largest of the state. It is also the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan and Statistical Area. Geographically the city is located in the Great Appalachian Valley between Great Smoky Mountain and Cumberland Plateau.

    The Tennessee River can also be seen flowing through the middle of the city. Knoxville is roughly divided into the Downtown area and sections based on the four cardinal directions Notable buildings of Knoxville are First Tennessee Plaza, Knoxville Museum of Art, Old City Hall and Convention Center.

    Important historic sites, museums, art centers, civic centers, churches, universities are some of the important markings on the inset. Interstate 40 and 75 serve the city. They are numbered and marked prominently along with other primary and secondary roads. Railroads, ferry ways, tour locations and points of interest are other details that are included in the locator.

  • Chattanooga City Inset

    Chattanooga is the seat of Hamilton County and the fourth largest city of the state. The City encompasses a three state area that includes Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. The City is very scenic with the Tennessee river and the surrounding mountains of the ridge and Valley Appalachian region. Points of interest that can be placed on the frame are the Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame Museum, Railroad Museum, Museum of American Art, Hunter Museum of Art, Tennessee Aquarium, parks and recreational areas. Interstate 24, 59 and 75 serve the city along with US highways and State Routes. Airport locations and rail routes are also drawn out on the frame with clarity.


The map is furnished with a tabular index of town and cities, a County index and a driving distance marker which help locate all primary and secondary towns on the map.

Uses of the Map:

The Map Tennessee can be used resourcefully for different purposes.

  • General Reference:With the placements of a large number of major cities and towns, this map is ideal for general reference in school, libraries and offices.
  • Travel Reference:With the detailing of highway systems and road networks, the map poster is also very helpful for visualizing routes while making travel plans.

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SKU globeturner-GT065_ST_TN_16-1
Flat Size 20.75 x 18.5 in
Publication Date 2016
Publisher Name Globe Turner
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