Boundaries and Extent. — This state is bounded on the north by the States of Kentucky and Virginia, on the east by North Carolina, on the south by Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, and on the west by the States of Arkansas and Missouri, from which it is separated by the River Mississippi. It lies between 35° and 36° 40' north latitude, and 81° 40' and 90° 15' west longitude; having an average length, from east to west, of some 430 miles, with a breadth of somewhat over 100 miles, and containing an area of 45,600 square miles. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)
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|In a statewide poll, Tennessee votes against holding a secession convention
|In Washington, DC, Tennessee is readmitted to full representation the United States Congress
|President Lincoln names Andrew Johnson the military governor of Tennessee
|The burgeoning Methodist Church adds a second new conference in Tennessee.
|U.S. Postmaster-General Aaron V. Brown dies in office in Washington, DC