Fincastle County, North Carolina Genealogy

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In 1776 two settlements (North-of-Holston, Fincastle County, Virginia, and Pendleton, Washington County, Virginia) in the far northeast of what would eventually become Tennessee considered themselves part of Virginia.[1] Eventually, they became part of Washington District in North Carolina, now Tennessee. For awhile these early setters may have conducted their county business with Fincastle or Washington County, Virginia, rather than with the Washington District of North Carolina (or what would become a Tennessee).

Fincastle County, Virginia, was discontinued in 1777. At that time Fincastle was divided to form Montgomery County, Virginia Genealogy, Washington County, Virginia Genealogy, Washington District, North Carolina (see Washington (old) County, North Carolina Genealogy), and Kentucky County (now most of Kentucky State).

For early records of settlers in Tennessee/North Carolina who thought they were in Fincastle County, Virginia, see records in Montgomery County, Virginia Genealogy.[2]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, History of Washington County Tennessee (Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press, 2001), 54. (FHL Book 976.897 H2c) (WorldCat entry).
  2. The Handy Book for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Publ., 2006), Virginia. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) (WorldCat entry).