Sumner County, North Carolina Genealogy
See Sumner County, Tennessee for further information about Sumner County, North Carolina.
In 1789 North Carolina ratified the Constitution, was admitted to the union, and ceded her westernmost counties to the United States. The United States used these counties to create the Southwest Territory. This territory became the State of Tennessee in 1796.
Sumner County was part of these western counties now in Tennessee.