Blount County, North Carolina Genealogy
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.