Tryon County, North Carolina

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Tryon County is a former county which was located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1768 from the part of Mecklenburg County west of the Catawba River, although the legislative act that created it did not become effective until April 10, 1769. Due to inaccurate and delayed surveying, Tryon County encompassed a large area of northwestern South Carolina.[1] It was named for William Tryon, governor of the North Carolina Colony from 1765 to 1771.

The county seat, finally designated in 1774, was located eight miles southwest of the present-day community of Lincolnton, in Lincoln County.


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Table of Extinct NC counties

County Created Abolished Fate
Albemarle County 1664[2] 1689[2] Partitioned into Chowan County, Currituck County, Pasquotank County, and Perquimans County
Bath County 1696[3] 1739[3] Renamed as Craven County
Bute County 1764[4] 1779[4] Partitioned into Franklin County and Warren County
Dobbs County 1758[5] 1791[5] Partitioned into Greene County, Lenoir County, and Wayne County
Tryon County 1768[6] 1779[6] Partitioned into Lincoln County and Rutherford County