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Stories-A History of Appalachia


Mar 24, 2018

Tennessee came into the union in 1796, and former Southwest Territory governor William Blount was one of the two first senators appointed from that state.  His stay in Washington was cut short, though, over a scheme involving the British and Spanish lands to the west as he became the first senator to face impeachment.

Today we tell the story of Senator William Blount, for whom Blountville and Blount County, Tennessee, are named. 

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