Franklin the Stillborn State and the Sevier/Tipton Political Feud

During the 1780s, the pioneers of Western North Carolina wanted to set up a new state called Franklin in the area known today as East Tennessee, but their efforts to convince the Continental Congress failed. A militia battle near Johnson City settled the matter. Two strong-willed men, John Sevier and John Tipton, led the pro and con factions, the details of which are chronicled in this book.

"Foster has put together a fascinating account of this rivalry and of the disposition of the State of Franklin."
Tom Hodge, Johnson City Press
  • 6 x 9 Trade Paper 32pp.
  • Subject: Tennessee Interest

Condition: New

ISBN: 978-1-57072-259-2

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