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White County
White County
Created in 1806, White County was named for Revolutionary War soldier and early settler John White. The county seat and largest city is Sparta.
State of Franklin
Franklin
On August 23, 1784, three counties in what was then western North Carolina declared themselves independent of North Carolina. After establishing a provisional government, the counties then petitioned for admission to the Union as the State of Franklin. The petition failed, but Franklin did ultimately become part of what is now Tennessee.
Sevier County
Sevier County
Named for John Sevier, the first Governor of Tennessee, Sevier County was formed in 1794. Despite Tennessee being a Confederate state during the Civil War, most of the county's residents remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War. The county seat is Sevierville, the eighth-oldest city in the state.
William Taylor Barry
William Taylor Barry
served several discontinuous terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives, as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, as Kentucky Secretary of State, and other state positions, before being named as the first Postmaster General to hold a position in the Cabinet.
David Crockett
David Crockett
Despite having virtually no formal education, "Davy" Crockett was a strong speaker and natural storyteller. He particularly enjoyed telling stories about himself, and was prone to exaggerating his image as an Indian fighter and frontiersman, especially when doing so could earn him "political points."
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
contains the most extensive virgin hardwood and red spruce forests in the United States, as well as some of the oldest mountains on Earth.
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