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Caswell County was created as part of the abortive, short-lived State of Franklin in March 1786.[1] It was named for the newly elected Governor of North Carolina, Richard Caswell. It seems to have extend south to the confluence of the French Broad and Holston rivers, and westard.[2] The land on which Caswell was located is now most of Jefferson and the southern part of Hamblen counties in Tennessee.

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Sources

  1. “State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=F061 (accessed 27 June 2010).
  2. Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 4.

 

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