The Resource Beverly and Fairmont Turnpike Company records

Beverly and Fairmont Turnpike Company records

Label
Beverly and Fairmont Turnpike Company records, 1848-1898
Title
Beverly and Fairmont Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1848-1898
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent, drawings of bridge piers and abutments (1853), field notes (1848), 3 vols., maps (1848-1849, 1898), 6 items, reports, contracts, security bonds, petitions, proposals for construction, accounts, receipts, and returns of tolls
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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Biographical or historical data
An act to provide for construction of a turnpike road from Beverly in Randolph County to Fairmont in Marion County, by way of Philippi and Pruntytown, was approved by the General Assembly January 14, 1848. The Board of Public Works was directed to arrange for the construction, with the counties charged with paying any land damages submitted. The original limit on cost was $24,000. This was amended February 2, 1850, when $18,000 was authorized for the construction of bridges across Tygart's Valley and West Fork rivers, and $25,800 was authorized to extend the road to Wheeling in Ohio County, bridging Buffalo Creek and Dunkard Creek. Jonathan T. Curry was named superintendent.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 211
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Beverly and Fairmont 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
1.4
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485441
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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