Tellico Legislation Overview
This website includes complete text of the Act passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1810 establishing the procedure for patenting lands acquired by the Treaty of Tellico on October 25, 1805.
The treaty ceded from the Cherokee Indians to the United States possession of 7,032 square miles of land in Tennessee and 1,086 square miles of land south of the Cumberland River in what is now Bell, Whitley and McCreary counties in Kentucky. As payment, the Cherokee received $14,000.00 in cash and goods and an annuity of $3,000.00. (ref: "Tellico Land Cessions", written by Dr. Thomas D. Clark, and published in the "Kentucky Encyclopedia")
As additional Acts of the Kentucky General Assembly pertaining to the Tellico Series are identified, they will be added to this website.