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Following the breakup of New France in 1789, the area south of the Ohio River and beyond the bounds of the various Anglo-Kemerese colonies became the Transylvania Territory. The various settlements of Kemr and England placed themselves under the jurisdiction of the Transylvania Company, a joint-stock propietory organisation. Several Native American nations (notably the Cherokee) later placed themselves under company protection. This, however, only served to anger the colonials.
The Transylvania Colony itself covered most of the area of what is now Kentucky and part of Tenisi, and was mostly populated by English, although some Kemerese did settle in the south. Other colonies existed in the area; the most important of which was the Vandalia Colony (established by the Trans-Algheny Company).
Following the foundation of the NAL in 1803, the territory was dissolved due to the conflicting claims of the various provinces:
- Vandalia was partitioned between Pennsylvaania and Virginia
- Most of Transylvania was annexed by Virginia as the Kentucky County
- The remaining Kemrese part of Transylvania, along with other (mostly English) contiguous regions were annexed to Carolina as the district of West Carolina following purchases from the Cherokee
- The area between West Carolina and 32° 28′ north latitude was placed under Jacobian administration as the Yazoo District
- The remaining area, between the 31st parallel and 32° 28′ north latitude, was added to West Florida
The territory was, in many ways, the precursor of the Unincorporated Territories of the NAL.
Note: This has nothing to do with the region of Eastern Europe sometimes called Transylvania. The two simply happen to share the same name.