Washington County is located in East Tennessee, one of the state’s three “grand divisions.” On June 1, 1796, Washington County, North Carolina was transferred to Washington County, Tennessee by a vote of the U.S. Congress. Records began in January 1778.
Four communities established in northeast Tennessee: On the Watauga River; the North Holston; the Nolichucky; Carter’s Valley. These settlements form the Watauga Association Government.
Transylvania Company buys land from the Cherokee Nation.
Jonesborough established as county seat.
Three hundred settlers made their way to the French Lick on the Cumberland River during the Winter of 1779-80.
The Battle of Kings Mountain.
The State of Franklin era.
The Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio was formed when North Carolina ceded its western land (Tennessee country) to the Federal Government.
County was a part of the Territory South of the River Ohio.
June 1 1796, Congress approved the admission of Tennessee as the sixteenth state of the Union.
July 2, 1861
Tennessee joined the Confederacy.
July 24 1866
Tennessee restored to the Union.