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The Colony of Transylvania


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This article describes a 1775 scheme to acquire, settle, and hold a large piece of land, called \"Transylvania County,\" lying between the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers, in what is now Tennessee and Kentucky. Details include Boonesborough's establishment by a group of men led by North Carolina Judge Richard Henderson and frontiersman Daniel Boone. A reprint of Henderson's journal documenting his journey into this territory is included.
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22058
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