During British Rule the jurisdiction of Tellicherry Court was extended up to Mysore.
Before Independence the Mahe river was called as English Channel, because it separated both Tellicherry (ruled by Britain) and Mahe (ruled by French).
Herman Gundert, the German Missionary, wrote the 1st Malayalam Dictionary when he was residing in Tellicherry.
First Malayalam Newspaper "Rajya Samacharam" was published from Tellicherry.
"Chandrika" Newspaper first started publishing from Tellicherry.
Formar Singapore President C. Devan Nair is a Tellicherrian.
90% of the Indian Circus companies and artists are from Tellicherry.
O. Chandumenon, who wrote Malayalam's first Novel "Indulekha" was a son of Tellicherry.
The Great Humourist of Malayalam Literature "Sanjayan" is from Thalassery.
Cricket was played in Tellicherry much before it was introduced in Calcutta in 1860.
Mambally Bakery of Tellicherry is the first Bakery of Kerala.
NTTF (Nettur Technical Training Foundation) - one of the premier instituitions spread all over India, which produces the best TOOL ROOM personnel, was founded by Rev. Karunakaran in the year 1961, in Tellicherry, with the patronage of Swiss Missionaries. The institute is situated on the road to Anjarakandy.