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Developing a New Nation

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Developing a New Nation


Historical Maps of Tennessee

1795 Map of Tennessee

Maps are invaluable components of historical research, and documentary records often cannot be fully understood without referring to maps. This collection features maps dated as early as 1795 and as recent as 1931.

Tennessee's Founding and Landmark Documents

Declaration of Rights for the Lost State of Franklin

From King George’s Proclamation of 1763 to the earliest purchase of land from Native Americans to the first Constitutions of the State of Tennessee, these are among the most important records from our past. Significant milestones in the formation and early history of the state are presented here for the first time in digital form taken directly from the originals, with full transcription and accompanying historical text.