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|Natchez part of English expansion in America in 1770s|
(Sixth in a series)
In early 1770 British Natchez suffered yet another blow—an Indian raid on the fort. However within the next few years the population would unexpectedly grow leading to the birth of the social and political entity known as the Natchez District within the next few years.
The 1770s was marked by the expansion of English settlement across the Appalachians from the Atlantic seaboard colonies. This included the establishment of settlements at Harrodsburg (1774) and Boonesborough (1775) in the Kentucky Blue Grass by James Harrod and Daniel Boone. Further to the south Fort Nashborough was founded on the Cumberland River in 1779 by a party led by James Robertson, who was later deemed the "father of Tennessee."
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