Post brief facts about your state, town, or heck, anything at all in this thread. I'll post the first entry, but please feel free to add your own.
Disclaimer: "Facts" in this thread may be questionable at best. A reminder to assume all facts listed were collected directly from the region of the body known as the "Sphincter ani externus" in polite society, whatever that is. As such, many grains of salt are recommended when reading the "facts".
Pigeon Roost, Tennessee was the official state capitol for exactly thirteen hours on November 5, 1862. The reasoning behind the move was that Union troops would attempt to decimate the state's capitol first, thus demoralizing the surrounding towns. The move to Pigeon Roost was an attempt to "hide" the capitol from the enemy, since the town is very small and remotely located. Unfortunately, the Union troops had not heard of the move and thus assumed that Nashville was still the capitol city. Since most of the state's Confederate troops had been moved to Pigeon Roost to protect the capitol, Nashville suddenly became a very easy target for destruction, looting, and pillaging.