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Tennessee Map Prints & Shaded Relief Maps

Whether you are from Tennessee or have taken a special trip there, our custom printed Tennessee wall maps will bring The Volunteer State to life. Our maps are beautifully rendered from a combination of historical data, modern technology, and hand design. From our stunning elevation maps and geological relief maps to our meticulously restored historical maps, every map of Tennessee we offer reflects the high quality and attention to detail our customers have come to love and expect from Muir Way. See why a map of Tennessee from Muir Way is more than your typical wall map.

What makes Muir Way maps of Tennessee unique?

When you purchase a map of Tennessee from Muir Way, you get more than just a mass-produced poster or generic print. We custom print every Tennessee map using archival inks and fine art paper certified to last 100 years. The artwork of our maps themselves is designed to bring new light to the beautiful terrain they feature. For example, our elevation maps incorporate hand-shaded relief and Digital Elevation Data with historical map terrain for a unique 3D effect on a flat surface, and our hydrological maps depict every river in the state--even intermittent streams--and every body of water over 0.2 miles in diameter in crisp detail. We create beautiful, heirloom-quality maps meant to last for generations.

Does my Tennessee map come framed?

It can! You can purchase your Tennessee map professionally custom-framed with real wood, or unframed if you prefer to use your own. If you’d like to purchase a framed Tennessee wall map, there are several different wood finishes to choose from. If you’d prefer to use your own frame, all of our maps come in standard sizes for easy gift giving.

Does a Muir Way map of Tennessee make a good gift?

Yes! Our custom-printed maps of Tennessee make the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts, special holidays, or as a thank-you gift for someone special. Memorialize the experience of a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, the Fall Creek Falls, the Craighead Caverns, or any of the other spectacular Tennessee landscapes. One of our state relief maps can be a perfect graduation gift for a student about to leave home for the first time, or a reminder of home for someone from Tennessee but who no longer lives there. Our maps also make beautiful corporate gifts that will remind your clients or colleagues of you every time they see it.

Where should I display my Tennessee map?

Our maps offer crisp detail whether they are viewed from across the room and up close. Hang a framed wall map as a central focus or purchase several maps in a similar style or from a particular region and arrange them near each other for a complementary series. Our hydrological maps come in several colors or the classic black and white, and our geological relief maps feature vibrant colors. Make a time series with the Great Smoky Mountains 1957 relief map, the Great Smoky Mountains 1974 relief map, and the Great Smoky Mountains relief map. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to find a Tennessee map that will look right at home.

What are the different types of maps of Tennessee available on Muir Way?

Our Tennessee maps are available in several different styles, including:

Tennessee Relief maps - Our relief maps of Tennessee bring historical map landscapes together with modern technology to show Tennessee’s landscapes in a new way. Using Digital Elevation Data and hand-shaded relief, we custom enhance vintage maps to create a 3D effect on a 2D surface. See Tennessee ’s spectacular terrain in vibrant colors on our Tennessee 1977 relief map.

Tennessee elevation maps - Our Tennessee elevation map uses Digital Elevation Data from the USGS and hand-shaded relief just like our relief maps to create a high-contrast 3-dimensional effect in stunning black and white.

Tennessee hydrological maps - Our hydrological maps showcase the intricate network of waterways, from sprawling lakes to narrow tributaries that flow into larger rivers. Trace Tennessee’s waterways on our Tennessee hydrological map and you’ll see every body of water greater than 0.2 mi in diameter. What makes our hydrological maps unique? We apply a method called the Strahler Stream Order to show the hierarchy of streams as they flow from their source, with rivers shown thicker as they acquire the flow of tributaries. Map available in black, blue, or green. We also offer the Tennessee Regional hydrological map, which shows the drainage from nearby states into the Tennessee River Basin. Want to see the ‘big picture?’ See our Ohio regional hydrological map and our South Atlantic-Gulf regional hydrological map.

Enhanced vintage Tennessee maps - Enjoy vintage maps in a new way with our Kentucky and Tennessee 1883 map. Explore the old streets of Knoxville with our Knoxville, TN Map - USGS 1966, or the trails of the Great Smoky Mountains in our Great Smoky Mountains National Park map 1953. Unlike our elevation maps, Muir Way historical maps don’t feature enhanced elevation effects, but they do feature a record of history beautifully restored to retain its vintage charm without the wear & tear. Our vintage Tennessee maps are also custom printed using archival materials.

What are some prominent features on the map of Tennessee

Tennessee has a wide variety of scenic landscapes, including natural arch formations, waterfalls, balds, mountains, lakes, and woods. One of the most well known features are the Great Smoky Mountains. Part of the Appalachian Mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains get their name from the smoky-blue mist that surrounds them.

The highest point in the state is Clingmans Dome, which is part of the Great Smoky Mountains. It offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. It’s also the highest point on the Appalachian Trail, which stretches for about 75 miles in the state.

The Tennessee Valley is the drainage basin of the Tennessee River. The river flows through much of the state and marks the boundary between Middle and West Tennessee. Rich with Civil War history, The Tennessee Valley consists of many smaller valleys and ridges. The area is incredibly ecologically diverse with many species of fish, birds, and mammals calling the area home.

The state marks its western border with the Mississippi River. Memphis, rich with musical and Antebellum history, sits on the Mississippi River. The Chickasaw Bluffs rise east of the river flood lands and are characterized by steep valleys and clear streams.

What are the regions in Tennessee?

Tennessee has six main geographical regions:

  • Blue Ridge - This area borders North Carolina on the eastern edge of the state. The region is filled with rugged mountains, scenic overlooks, and diverse wildlife. It includes the Great Smoky Mountains, the Chilhowee Mountains and the Snowbird Mountains.
  • Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region - Running west from the Blue Ridge, this area is made up of fertile valleys and wooded ridges. On the eastern side of the area is the Great Appalachian Valley. It is a chain of valley lowlands connected to the Appalachian Mountain system. On the western side of the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, is the Allegheny Front, a steep cliff formed by erosion.
  • Appalachian Plateau - To the west of the Appalachian Ridge and Valley region is the Appalachian Plateau. It is covered with flat-topped mountains separated by sharp valleys. This is a rugged landscape filled with natural minerals. It also contains rich farmland.
  • Highland Rim - Highland Rim is a high plain that surrounds the Nashville Basin. There are a variety of landscapes in the Highland Rim, including shale formations, hills, valleys, steep slopes, and streams.
  • Nashville Basin - The Nashville Basin, known for its rich, fertile farm country and is surrounded by the steep slopes of the Highland Rim. The area is a mix of pastureland and forest, as well as the city of Nashville.
  • Gulf Coastal Plain - The Gulf Coastal Plain lies west of the Highland Rim and Nashville Basin. It is the largest land region in Tennessee. Beginning in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coastal Plain stretches into northern Illinois. In Tennessee, it is divided into three sections. The easternmost section is hilly land that runs along the western bank of the Tennessee River. To the west of this narrow strip of land is an area of rolling hills and streams that stretches to Memphis in western Tennessee. Further to the west is the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. This is an area of lowlands, flood plains, and swamp land.

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