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Washington District, North Carolina
The WASHINGTON DISTRICT of NORTH CAROLINA was in a remote area west of the Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
, officially existing for only a short period (November 1776–November 1777), although it had been self-proclaimed and functioning as an independent governing entity since the spring of 1775. The district was the bureaucratic successor to the Watauga Association
Watauga Association
, a group of Virginian settlers that colonized the area in 1769, originally believing themselves to be in trans-Appalachian Virginia territory. When the settlement's application to be united with Virginia was denied, they asked North Carolina to annex the settlement, which occurred in November, 1776. After the American Revolution
American Revolution
, the now informal district saw a huge growth of the area it encompassed, eventually stretching to the Mississippi River
Mississippi River

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Nolichucky River
The NOLICHUCKY RIVER is a 115-mile (185 km) river that flows through Western North Carolina and East Tennessee , in the southeastern United States. Traversing the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains , the river's watershed is home to some of the highest mountains in the Appalachians , including Mount Mitchell , the highest point in the eastern United States . The river is a tributary of the French Broad River , and is impounded by Nolichucky Dam near Greeneville, Tennessee . CONTENTS * 1 Hydrography * 2 History * 3 Whitewater rafting * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HYDROGRAPHYThe Nolichucky River rises as the confluence of the North Toe River and the Cane River near the community of Huntdale, North Carolina . The stream succeeds the North Toe as the boundary between Yancey County and Mitchell County, North Carolina . Trending roughly westward, it flows along the northern base of Flattop Mountain
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Chickamauga Cherokee
The CHICKAMAUGA CHEROKEE were a group that separated from the greater body of the Cherokee tribes during the American Revolution
American Revolution
. The majority of the Cherokee people wished to make peace with the American rebels near the end of 1776 following several military setbacks and the reprisals that followed. The Chickamauga followers of headman , Dragging Canoe , moved with him down the Tennessee River
Tennessee River
away from their historic Overhill Cherokee towns in the winter of 1776–1777. Relocated in a more isolated area, they established eleven new towns in order to gain distance from colonists' encroachments. The frontier Americans associated Dragging Canoe and his band with their new town on the Chickamauga Creek , and began to refer to them as the Chickamaugas
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Wikisource
WIKISOURCE is an online digital library of free content textual sources on a wiki , operated by the Wikimedia Foundation . Wikisource is the name of the project as a whole and the name for each instance of that project (each instance usually representing a different language); multiple Wikisources make up the overall project of Wikisource. The project's aims are to host all forms of free text, in many languages, and translations. Originally conceived as an archive to store useful or important historical texts (its first text was the Déclaration universelle des Droits de l\'Homme ), it has expanded to become a general-content library. The project officially began in November 24, 2003 under the name PROJECT SOURCEBERG, a play on the famous Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
. The name Wikisource
Wikisource
was adopted later that year and it received its own domain name seven months later
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Commissioners
A COMMISSIONER is, in principle, a member of a commission or an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority to do something, the noun's second meaning). In practice, the title of commissioner has evolved to include a variety of senior officials, often sitting on a specific commission. In particular, commissioner frequently refers to senior police or government officials. A High Commissioner
High Commissioner
is equivalent to an ambassador , originally between the United Kingdom and the Dominions and now between all Commonwealth states, whether Commonwealth realms
Commonwealth realms
, republics , or countries having a monarch other than that of the realms. The title is sometimes given to senior officials in the private sector; for instance, many North American sports leagues. There is some confusion between commissioners and commissaries , because other European languages use the same word for both
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Watauga River
thumb Watoga River The Watauga River near Valle Crucis, North Carolina NAME ORIGIN: Native American COUNTRY United States STATE NC/TN REGIONS Blue Ridge and, Ridge-and-Valley Physiographc Provinces SOURCE spring - location Peak Mountain , Avery County, North Carolina - elevation 4,082 ft (1,244 m) - coordinates 36°07′25″N 81°50′07″W / 36.12361°N 81.83528°W / 36.12361; -81.83528 MOUTH confluence - location Holston River, South Fork near Gray, Tennessee , Tri-Cities Region - elevation 1,384 ft (422 m) - coordinates 36°26′50″N 82°25′15″W / 36.44722°N 82.42083°W / 36.44722; -82.42083 Coordinates : 36°26′50″N 82°25′15″W / 36.44722°N 82.42083°W / 36.44722; -82.42083 LENGTH 78.5 mi (126 km) BASIN 867.849 sq mi (2,248 km2) Locator - Overview Watauga River Watershed Counties touched or traversed by the Watauga River
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Kingdom Of Great Britain
The KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN, officially called simply GREAT BRITAIN, was a sovereign state in western Europe from 1 May 1707 to 31 December 1800. The state came into being following the Treaty of Union in 1706, ratified by the Acts of Union 1707
Acts of Union 1707
, which united the kingdoms of England
England
and Scotland
Scotland
to form a single kingdom encompassing the whole island of Great Britain
Great Britain
and its outlying islands, with the exception of the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and the Channel Islands . It also did not include Ireland
Ireland
, which remained a separate realm. The unitary state was governed by a single parliament and government that was based in Westminster
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Petition
A PETITION is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer called supplication . In the colloquial sense, a petition is a document addressed to some official and signed by numerous individuals. A petition may be oral rather than written, and in this era may be transmitted via the Internet. CONTENTS * 1 Legal * 2 Early history * 3 Modern use * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links LEGAL Petition
Petition
can also be the title of a legal pleading that initiates a legal case. The initial pleading in a civil lawsuit that seeks only money (damages) might be called (in most U.S. courts) a complaint. An initial pleading in a lawsuit that seeks non-monetary or "equitable" relief, such as a request for a writ of mandamus or habeas corpus , custody of a child, or probate of a will, is instead called a petition
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Annexation
ANNEXATION ( Latin
Latin
ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state. It is generally held to be an illegal act. It is distinct from conquest , which refers to the acquisition of control over a territory involving a change of sovereignty . It usually follows military occupation of a territory. Annexation differs from cession , because unlike cession where territory is given or sold through treaty, annexation is a unilateral act where territory is seized and held by one state. Annexation can be legitimized via general recognition by international bodies (i.e. other countries and intergovernmental organisations)
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Appalachian Mountains
The APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS (/ˌæpəˈlæʃɪn, -ˈleɪtʃɪn/ ( listen ); French : les Appalaches), often called THE APPALACHIANS, are a system of mountains in eastern North America . The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period . They once reached elevations similar to those of the Alps and the Rocky Mountains before naturally occurring erosion. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east-west travel, as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to most roads running east or west. Definitions vary on the precise boundaries of the Appalachians
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Cherokee
(316,049 enrolled tribal members (Eastern Band: 13,000+, Cherokee
Cherokee
Nation: 288,749, United Keetoowah Band: 14,300) 819,105 claimed Cherokee
Cherokee
ancestry in the 2010 Census ) REGIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT POPULATIONS United States North Carolina 16,158 (0.2%) Oklahoma
Oklahoma
102,580 (2.7%) LANGUAGES English, Cherokee
Cherokee
RELIGION Christianity
Christianity
, Kituhwa , Four Mothers Society , Native American Church THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CHEROKEE SYLLABIC CHARACTERS . Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Cherokee
Cherokee
syllabics.The CHEROKEE (/ˈtʃɛrəkiː/ ; Cherokee
Cherokee
: ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ, translit. Aniyvwiyaʔi or Cherokee: ᏣᎳᎩ, translit
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Autonomous Administrative Division
An AUTONOMOUS ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION (also referred to as an AUTONOMOUS AREA, ENTITY, UNIT, REGION, SUBDIVISION, or TERRITORY) is a subdivision or dependent territory of a country that has a degree of self-governance , or autonomy , from an external authority. Typically, it is either geographically distinct from the rest of the country or populated by a national minority . Decentralization of self-governing powers and functions to such divisions is a way for a national government to try to increase democratic participation or administrative efficiency and/or to defuse internal conflicts. Countries that include autonomous areas may be federacies , federations , or confederations . Autonomous areas can be divided into territorial autonomies, subregional territorial autonomies, and local autonomies
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Physiographic Province
A PHYSIOGRAPHIC PROVINCE is a geographic region with a characteristic geomorphology , and often specific subsurface rock type or structural elements. The continents are subdivided into various physiographic provinces, each having a specific character, relief, and environment which contributes to its uniqueness. The physiographic provinces are then subdivided into smaller physiographic sections. EXAMPLESIn eastern North America , the Atlantic Coastal Plain , Piedmont , Blue Ridge Mountains , Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians , and Appalachian Plateau are specific physiographic provinces. In the Western United States of western North America: the Basin and Range Province , Cascade Range , Colorado Plateau , Rio Grande rift , Great Basin , Central Valley (California) , Peninsular Ranges , Los Angeles Basin , and Transverse Ranges are physiographic province examples
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Cumberland Gap
The CUMBERLAND GAP is a narrow pass through the long ridge of the Cumberland Mountains , within the Appalachian Mountains , near the junction of the U.S. states of Kentucky
Kentucky
, Virginia
Virginia
, and Tennessee
Tennessee
. Famous in American colonial history for its role as a key passageway through the lower central Appalachians, it was an important part of the Wilderness Road and is now part of the Cumberland Gap
Cumberland Gap
National Historical Park . Long used by Native Americans, the Cumberland Gap
Cumberland Gap
was brought to the attention of settlers in 1750 by Thomas Walker , a Virginia
Virginia
physician and explorer
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French Broad River
The FRENCH BROAD RIVER flows 218 miles (351 km) from near the town of Rosman in Transylvania County, North Carolina , into the state of Tennessee . Its confluence with the Holston River at Knoxville is the beginning of the Tennessee River . The river flows through the counties of Transylvania, Buncombe , Henderson , and Madison in North Carolina, and Cocke , Jefferson , Sevier , and Knox in Tennessee, and drains large portions of the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest . CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 History * 3 Crossings * 3.1 North Carolina * 3.2 Tennessee * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links COURSEThe French Broad River begins just west of the Eastern Continental Divide . From there it flows northeasterly through the Appalachian Mountains . The river follows a general northeasterly direction through Transylvania, Henderson , and Buncombe counties
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Holston River
The HOLSTON RIVER is a 136-mile (219 km) river that flows from Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee
, to Knoxville, Tennessee
Tennessee
. Along with its three major forks (NORTH FORK, MIDDLE FORK and SOUTH FORK), it comprises a major river system that drains much of northeastern Tennessee
Tennessee
, southwestern Virginia
Virginia
, and northwestern North Carolina
North Carolina
. The Holston's confluence with the French Broad River at Knoxville marks the beginning of the Tennessee
Tennessee
River . The North Fork flows 138 miles (222 km) southwest from Sharon Springs in Bland County, Virginia
Virginia

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