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Watauga Colony and the State of Franklin


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Abstract:
On two occasions part of North Carolina has established its own independent government. Watauga became the first independent self-governing colony in 1772 but was replaced by the District of Washington in 1776. The State of Franklin, part of present-day Tennessee and of the territory ceded by North Carolina to the federal government, was formed from part of the earlier District Washington.
Source:
Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1978, p34-37, il
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29114