Why is Tennessee the “Volunteer State?”

Jul 6, 2021

If you’re a Tennessean, you know you’re a Volunteer even if you don’t wear orange on Game Day Saturdays (I don’t). Personally, I grew up in Indiana and moved to Nashville in 2002. Growing up in Indiana, there is certainly some debate on what a Hoosier or Pacer represents. But for now, let’s look at Tennessee…the “Volunteer State.” Where did this slogan come from? Even the history may be a point of contention.

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