Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sullivan County History and Genealogy

Sullivan County, Tennessee (then still North Carolina) was established in 1779, primarily from Washington County, Tennessee (then North Carolina), although part of Sullivan, including the “North of Holston” and Carter Valley Settlements, was considered part of Virginia, and Tennesseans were taxed by Old Fincastle, Montgomery and Washington Counties in Virginia rather than by North Carolina. In 1784, the ill-fated State of Franklin was created (records now mostly lost and/or duplicated in Tennessee county records), and in 1787, Hawkins County, Tennessee was created from the majority of Sullivan's western territory (and then some). In 1790, North Carolina ceded it's “western lands” and Tennessee became part of the “Territory South of the Ohio River”, which it remained until achieving statehood in 1796.

To visit the Sullivan County Historical & Genealogical Society: Click Here.

To visit Sullivan County's GenWeb site: Click Here.

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