America's First Secession: The Lost State of Franklin Fell Just Short of Admission to the Young UnionHistory Faculty Research
AbstractOn Dec. 14, 1784, a small assemblage of Tennessee Valley leading men met at a rustic courthouse in Jonesboro, N.C. under a darkening cloud of political uncertainty, 28 western political and economic leaders voted overwhelmingly to declare their communities' independence from their parent state of North Carolina and to form America's 14th state- Franklin.
Citation InformationBarksdale, Kevin T. "America's First Secession: The Lost State of Franklin Fell Just Short of Admission to the Young Union." The History Channel Magazine July (2011): 40-44. Print.