Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads
by Terry Cox


Became state: June 1, 1796

Tennessee was the third state to be admitted to the Union after the thirteen original colonies, so it has had a long period of occupation and development. Its railroads suffered significantly, and often multiple times, during the Civil War. Currently, only one variety of Tennessee certificate is known to pre-date the Civil War. However, the state is represented by a respectable number of post-war certificates. That number is elevated substantially by companies that incorporated elsewhere, but crossed the state.

A plow surrounded by the words "Agriculture" and "XVI" (for 16th state) at top and a ship with sails down with the word "Commerce" below.

Number of Varieties of collectible certificates
(counting all companies that operated within the state)

Limited number (100 to 500 varieties)

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