Blount County, North Carolina Genealogy

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See Blount County, Tennessee for further information about Blount County, North Carolina.

From 1786 to 1788 Blount County was claimed by the abortive, short-lived State of Franklin.

In 1789 North Carolina ratified the Constitution, was admitted the union, and ceded her westermost counties to the United States. The United States used these counties to form the Southwest Territory. This territory became the State of Tennessee in 1796.

Blount County was one of these counties now in Tennessee, and was created by the Southwest Territory in 1795 from from Knox County. Maryville became the county seat.