This struggle for succession finally resulted in the British bringing this area under their rule in 1842. An underground cellar to store food for over 6 months in the event of a siege was also built & stocked. There are 67 Revenue villages which have been grouped into nine Tariffs for the sake of administration, and each Tariff has one village administrative officer.
All Europeans in the area were to assemble at the Grange in the event of an uprising. Yercaud Taluk is divided into three Firkas viz., Yercaud, Vellakkadai and Puthur.
Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and trekking will be an experience. Trees of cinnamon has been introduced in Yercaud by Mr. The cool climate attracted Christian missionaries, who established the Sacred Heart Convent for girls, the Nazareth Girls' Hr. School for Girls, and the Montfort School for boys. He was the only European Zamindar in the Presidency. The first Indian coffee planter to settle in these hills was Mr.
The total extent of Yercaud Taluk is 382.67 km Sir Thomas Munroe, erstwhile governor of Madras Presidency in 1822 found this place. Schools such as the Holy Cross Novitiate House, started by the Brothers of Don Bosco, followed these. MSP Rajes whose father started off by trading with the European planters.
Those who born between November 23 and December 22 are the natives of Sagittarius Zodiac sign as per the date of birth.
In 1842, after the death of the Pattakarar (Tribal Chief) of the Shevaroys there was trouble between the various Malaiyalis. Cockburn & after the Indian Mutiny in 1857, fearing trouble, The Grange, Yercaud was fortified & ramparts built to accommodate gun placements & canons were installed.
The other major source of income is agriculture, with coffee as the major crop. Sandalwood, teak and silver oak are abundant as well. The majority of the population is Tribal people in Yercadu.
Coffee was first cultivated on the "Grange Estate" in 1820, when coffee plants were brought from Africa to Yercaud by Mr. The indigenous inhabitants of Yercaud is known as Malayas (Hill men) or Vellalas.
Yercaud is connected to the city of Salem, Tamil Nadu through a Highway of 28 km.
Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, as well as bananas, pears and jackfruit. Fischer, a European of German origin, purchased the Salem Zamindar in 1836.