how did tennessee get its name
Tennessee got the name dating back to 1567 by Captain Juan Pardo. However, the actual spelling of the state is supposed to be credited to James Glen.
The name Tennessee is from the Cherokee town of Tanase. The modern spelling of Tennessee first took place in 1754 and was made official in 1793.
Juan Pardo explored what is now known as Tennessee in 1567. He got the name "Tanasqui" from an Indian village nearby. Eventually, Tanasqui evolved into Tennessee.