South of Walker's Line Legislation Overview
On February 11, 1820, the Kentucky General Assembly ratified an Act confirming "The Adjustment of the Boundary Line between Kentucky and Tennessee". Article V states "all lands now vacant and unappropriated by any person or persons claiming to hold under the states of North Carolina or Tennessee, east of the Tennessee river and north of the parallel of latitude thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north, shall be the property of, and subject to the disposition of the state of Kentucky, which state may make all laws necessary and proper for disposing of, and granting said lands or any part thereof." Article VI states that all military claims by Virginia's Revolutionary War veterans between Walker's Line and the latitude of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north would be honored.
This website contains complete text of the Legislative Act ratifying the Tennessee Compact and the subsequent Acts of the Kentucky General Assembly that established and amended the patenting process for the South of Walker's Line Patent Series. As additional Acts are identified, they will be added to this website.