The colonists who followed Daniel Boone through the Cumberland Gap in the 1770s called their coloney "Transylvania" (wich means "through the woods" and has nothing to do with vampires). After the start of the Revolutionary War, representatives went to the Continental Congress seeking recognition, but Virginia, who claimed most of that land, would hear nothing of it. Later, the area was rearranged into Kentucky and Tennessee.Tweet
Michael Trinklein has written a book about: Lost States: Real Quests for American Statehood.
Found this at: http://blog.cartophilia.com/2008/11/lost-states.html