Lovely claim.Hist. Property. An entitlement to settle on and take ownership of public land in Arkansas, created by the federal government for Lovely County settlers who were displaced by an 1828 treaty that gave the settlers’ land to the Cherokee nation. • The term gets its name from Lovely County in the Arkansas territory, which straddled what is now the Oklahoma–Arkansas border. The treaty divided the county, granted the portion west of the Mississippi River to the Cherokee nation, and required the settlers in that territory to relocate. On May 24, 1828, Congress passed an act granting relief to Lovely County settlers who were forced to leave the Cherokee land and granted them land on the eastern side of the river. Lovely claims are found in chains of title in Arkansas.
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