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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.



  1. “State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at (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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