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Tennessee Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Roy Acuff musician "king of country music"
  • James Agee author, screenwriter, poet
  • Lamar Alexander politician
  • Deborah Allen singer
  • Robert Clay Allison gunfighter
  • Duane Allman musician, allman brothers band
  • Gregg Allman singer, musician, allman brothers band
  • William Anderson u s navy officer, politician, author
  • Eddy Arnold singer
  • Chet Atkins musician, record producer
  • DeFord Bailey musician
  • Howard Baker, Jr. politician
  • Ava Barber singer
  • Edward E. Barnard astronomer
  • Kathy Bates actress, director
  • Walter Herschel Beech aviator, beech aircraft founder
  • John Bell politician
  • Polly Bergen actress
  • Pat Boone singer, actor
  • Rachel Boston actress
  • George de Forest Brush artist
  • James M. Buchanan economist, nobel prize laureate
  • Carl Butler singer
  • Joseph "Jo" Byrns, Sr. politician
  • Archie Campbell comedian
  • Hattie Caraway first female elected u s senator
  • Dixie Carter actress
  • Kellye Cash former miss america
  • David Catching musician
  • Benjamin Cheatham general confederate army
  • Doc Cheatham musician, singer, bandleader
  • Kitty Cheatham singer, actress
  • Richard Boone Cheatham politician
  • Richard Cheatham politician
  • Kenny Chesney singer
  • Henry Cho actor, comedian
  • Philander Claxton educator
  • David Cole songwriter, record producer
  • Lynnette Cole former miss usa
  • Mark Collie singer, songwriter
  • Rita Coolidge singer
  • Mary Costa actress, singer
  • Davy Crockett frontiersman, soldier, politician
  • Dixie Lee Crosby actress, dancer, singer
  • John Cullum actor, singer
  • Miley Cyrus actress, singer, songwriter
  • Jack Daniel founder jack daniel's distillery
  • Sam Davis confederate hero, scout
  • Mark Dean inventor
  • James Denton actor
  • Dale Dickey actress
  • Luther Dickinson musician, singer
  • Shannen Doherty actress, television director
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson diplomat, politician
  • Daniel Smith Donelson civil war confederate general
  • Anne Dallas Dudley leader women suffrage movement


  • David Farragut officer u. s. navy american civil war
  • Lester Flatt pioneer blue grass music, musician
  • Shelby Foote author, historian
  • Harold Ford, Jr. politician
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford musician, television host
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest confederate army general
  • Abe Fortas jurist
  • Megan Fox actress
  • Aretha Franklin singer, songwriter
  • Morgan Freeman actor, director, narrator
  • Bill Frist politician
  • Nikki Giovanni poet, activist, author
  • Ernest William Goodpasture physician, pathologist
  • Ginnifer Goodwin actress
  • Al Gore, Jr. former u.s. vice president
  • Al Gore, Sr. politician
  • Lou Graham golfer
  • Red Grooms multimedia artist
  • Richard Halliburton explorer, author
  • Jim Hamill singer
  • Bobby Hamilton automobile racer
  • George Hamilton actor
  • Jack Hanna television personality, zoologist
  • Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway basketball player
  • Dennis Haskins actor
  • Isaac Hayes singer, songwriter, musician
  • Christina Hendricks actress
  • Will Hoge singer, songwriter
  • Benjamin Hooks civil rights leader
  • Ed Hooper author
  • Myles Horton educator, socialist, civil rights leader
  • Cordell Hull politician
  • Con Hunley singer, songwriter
  • Andrew Jackson former u.s. president (born in NC)
  • Howell Edmunds Jackson jurist, politician
  • Samuel L. Jackson actor (born in D.C.)
  • Claude Jarman, Jr. actor
  • Michael Jeter actor
  • Andrew Johnson former u.s. president (born in NC)
  • Cave Johnson politician
  • Booker T. Jones musician, songwriter, producer
  • Cherry Jones actress
  • Edward "Too Tall" Jones football player
  • Jesse Holman Jones politician, entrepreneur

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Tennessee Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Oak Ridge Anderson 865
Shelbyville Bedford 931
Camden Benton 731
Pikeville Bledsoe 423
Maryville Blount 865
Cleveland Bradley 423
La Follette Campbell 423
Woodbury Cannon 615
McKenzie Carroll 731
Elizabethton Carter 423
Ashland City Cheatham 615
Henderson Chester 731
Tazewell Claiborne 423
Celina Clay 931
Newport Cocke 423
Manchester Coffee 931
Bells Crockett 731
Crossville Cumberland 931
Nashville Davidson 615
Parsons Decatur 731
Smithville DeKalb 615
Dickson Dickson 615
Dyersburg Dyer 731
Somerville Fayette 901
Jamestown Fentress 931
Winchester Franklin 931
Humboldt Gibson 731
Pulaski Giles 931
Rutledge Grainger 865
Greeneville Greene 423
Tracy City Grundy 931
Morristown Hamblen 423
Chattanooga Hamilton 423
Sneedville Hancock 423
Bolivar Hardeman 731
Savannah Hardin 731
Rogersville Hawkins 423
Brownsville Haywood 731
Lexington Henderson 731
Paris Henry 731
Centerville Hickman 931
Erin Houston 931
Waverly Humphreys 931
Gainesboro Jackson 931
Dandridge Jefferson 865
Mountain City Johnson 423
Knoxville Knox 865
Tiptonville Lake 731
Ripley Lauderdale 731
Lawrenceburg Lawrence 931
Hohenwald Lewis 931
Fayetteville Lincoln 931
Lenoir City Loudon 865
Lafayette Macon 615
Jackson Madison 731
Whitwell Marion 423
Lewisburg Marshall 931
Columbia Maury 931
Athens McMinn 423
Selmer McNairy 731
Decatur Meigs 423
Madisonville Monroe 423
Clarksville Montgomery 931
Lynchburg Moore 931
Wartburg Morgan 423
Union City Obion 731
Livingston Overton 931
Linden Perry 931
Byrdstown Pickett 931
Benton Polk 423
Cookeville Putnam 931
Dayton Rhea 423
Harriman Roane 865
Springfield Robertson 615
Murfreesboro Rutherford 615
Oneida Scott 423
Dunlap Sequatchie 423
Sevierville Sevier 865
Memphis Shelby 901
Carthage Smith 615
Dover Stewart 931
Kingsport Sullivan 423
Hendersonville Sumner 615
Covington Tipton 901
Hartsville Trousdale 615
Erwin Unicoi 423
Maynardville Union 865
Spencer Van Buren 931
McMinnville Warren 931
Johnson City Washington 423
Waynesboro Wayne 931
Martin Weakley 731
Sparta White 931
Franklin Williamson 615
Lebanon Wilson 615

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