Tennessee Colonial Records

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The French established a trading post at Fort Prudhomme in 1682, with other forts built in subsequent years. The French ceded the land to Great Britain after 1763. The first permanent settlement in Tennessee was in the Watauga Valley by settlers from North Carolina and Virginia. The Watauga Settlement was included in the Washington District of North Carolina and later Washington County. With land ceded from South Carolina, the state of Franklin was laid out 1784, however, North Carolina did not acknowledge it as a state. In 1790, Tennessee became part of the Southwest Territory in the United States.[1]

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  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 617. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998