The Resource Ashby's Gap Turnpike Company records

Ashby's Gap Turnpike Company records

Label
Ashby's Gap Turnpike Company records, 1819-1866
Title
Ashby's Gap Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1819-1866
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records include letters sent, returns, dividend statements, stock certificates and lists of stockholders, for the years 1819-1820, 1824, 1827-1854, 1857-1861, 1866
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Board of Public Works (search author as Virginia Board of Public Works)
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
An act of the General Assembly to incorporate a company to pave a road from the western extremity of the Little River Turnpike road, through Ashby's Gap to the Shenandoah River, was approved January 30, 1810. The road was built at the joint expense of the Ashby's Gap and the Little River Turnpike companies using funds from individual subscribers and bank loans. The length of the road was nearly 21 miles. An act of the General Assembly approved 7 February 1825 authorized the Board of Public Works to subscribe to a part of the company stock with the provision that the Board would have two directors representing interests of the state. On February 13, 1877, the General Assembly authorized the Clarke County court to establish a toll-gate on the turnpike in order to finance road maintenance.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 204
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Ashby's Gap Turnpike Company records
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Board of Public Works record group (RG#57)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485513
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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