The area was settled initially by Cherokee and other indigenous groups, and by European settlers from Northern England, Ulster, and Scotland who immigrated there beginning in the 1700s.
Cultural Data Collection in Appalachia
A'yen Tran

John R. Gold and George Revill, “Gathering the voices of the people? Cecil Sharp, cultural hybridity, and the folk music of Appalachia”

GeoJournal 65, №1/2, Geography & Music (2006): 55–66

Accessed September 22, 2016,

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