Virginia and Old Kentucky Patents

‚ÄčThe 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.

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.