South of Walker's Line

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 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 36 minutes north would be honored.

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. Enrolled Bills and Governor's Journals (1792-1927) are available on microfilm at the Department for Libraries and Archives.