The Virginia General Assembly (prior to June 1, 1792) and the Kentucky General Assembly (after June 1, 1792) approved legislation that established the process for appropriating land in early Kentucky. Patents for Kentucky land prior to June 1, 1792, are filed in the Virginia Patent Series. Patents for Kentucky land after June 1, 1792, are filed in the Old Kentucky Patent Series.
- Proclamation of 1754
- King's Proclamation of 1763
- Virginia's Volunteer Army 1779
- Provisions for Military 1779
- Land Law 1779 (A) - includes usage of French and Indian War Military Warrants, certificates of settlement and preemption warrants, importation warrants, village rights, lands claimed by survey companies and establishment of land commissions to hear claims
- Land Law 1779 (B) - includes establishment of Land Office in Virginia, treasury warrants, bounty land warrants for Revolutionary War soldiers, appointment of county surveyors, location of revolutionary war district, lands subject to patenting, patenting process and penalties for altering warrants
- Location of Military District
- Military Bounty Warrants 1779
- Poor Persons Act 1781
- Payment to Croghan and Thompson 1798
Disclaimer: The text of these Acts was entered manually; researchers should consult the published versions of the Virginia and Kentucky Acts for official use. Those Acts can be researched at the Kentucky History Center Library, the Department for Libraries and Archives, and the Supreme Court Law Library, all in Frankfort.