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.