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Named after Royal Governor William Tryon, Tryon County was created in 1789 and disbanded in 1778. Because of a boundary dispute, a land survey was done and half the county was found to lie in South Carolina and the county was divided. Although it is not easy to locate ancestors in Tryon County, efforts made by genealogists over the last century have proven fruitful.
Tryon County, at one time one of the leading counties in the state, was formed in 1769, yet vanished ten years later when it was divided between Lincoln and Rutherford counties. Abernethy recounts some of the events in its lively existence.