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Tennessee Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for Tennessee?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of the State official Tennessee (TN) known as the "Volunteer State". Tennessee has 95 counties, and the capital of the State is Nashville.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Tennessee is determined by taking the 'First and last letter of the old abbreviation' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of TN is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the TN Abbreviation for Tennessee was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations.

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AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Tennessee is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

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Map showing location of Tennessee in USA

Where is Tennessee? (TN)

The State of Tennessee is located in the south east United States.


Abbreviation of Tennessee - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Tennessee?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Tennessee Abbreviation (TN)

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