property taxes in the nation
Tennessee earned its nickname —”The Volunteer State”— when local militiamen volunteered for duty during
the War of 1812 and were notably courageous
in the Battle of New Orleans.
State of the State | Tennessee
No state income tax on wages
(phasing out interest and dividend income taxes)
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, named for
the smoke-like bluish haze that often envelops the hills
and valleys, is the most visited national park in the U.S.
Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry is the longest continu-
ously running live radio program in the world. It
has broadcast every Friday and Saturday night since
Effective real property tax
rate of 0.55%
The Music Trail
From Memphis to Bristol, the Tennessee Music
Highway offers groundbreaking music scenes
with soul, rhythm and blues, and country music
in large cities and small towns alike.
Chattanooga (pictured above) is a visionary place: on a
clear day, parts of seven states can be seen from Lookout Mountain, and its NOOGANET offers free public
wireless Internet access.