The boundary between North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia was disputed in the early 1800s. While South Carolina and Georgia settled their boundary along the Tugaloo River in 1802, North Carolina and Georgia did not settle their boundary until 1807. Both sides claimed rights to an area called Walton County, and for five years the area became a lawless no-man's land where no state had the power to enforce laws. Both states sent representatives to a meeting in 1807, where the current boundaries were established. North Carolina successfully claimed the Walton County region.