The "Land Laws of Virginia" were the laws and customs under which new lands were settled and surveyed upon the western waters. Understanding the process by which land was "taken up" helps one to realize the difficult environment surrounding the founding of Danville, Kentucky.
For those interested, these land laws have been presented and discussed in my blog "The Jones Genealogist". The site of this information is:
The subject and dates are as follows:
Virginia Land Laws: A Chronology (Part I) Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010
Virginia Land Laws (Part II) Important Rights Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
Virginia Land Laws (Part III) Treasury Rights Tues., Dec. 21, 2010
Virginia Land Laws (Part IV) Escheated Lands Wed., Dec. 22, 2010
Virginia Land Laws (Part V) The Processioning Thur., Dec. 23, 2010
Virginia Land Laws (Part VI) The Surveyors Tues., Dec., 28, 2010
Virginia Land Laws (Part VII) Surveyor's fees Wed., Dec. 29, 2010
Virginia Land Laws after 1713 (Part I) Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Virginia Land Laws after 1713 (Part II) Fri., Jan. 7, 2011
Land Laws Virginia - Meritorious Service Thur., Jan. 13, 2011
Land By Rank - Virginia Land Laws 1763 Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
Virginia Land Laws : Cabin Rights Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
The last three posts deal with the context of military service. It was following the French and Indian War that this became the major factor in the early settlement days of Danville, KY.