The Resource Blue Ridge Turnpike Company records

Blue Ridge Turnpike Company records

Label
Blue Ridge Turnpike Company records, 1850-1868
Title
Blue Ridge Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1850-1868
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records include letters sent, reports, lists of stockholders, and certificates of stock subscriptions, from 1851-1854, 1856, 1858-1860
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
Accessioned
Biographical or historical data
An act of the General Assembly approved March 25, 1848 authorized construction of a macadamized turnpike road between New Market in Shenandoah County to Gordonsville in Orange County, and to incorporate the Blue Ridge Turnpike Company when 1800 shares had been subscribed, on an initial capital investment of $200,000. The Board of Public Works was authorized to subscribe to 2/5 of the stock, or $80,000. Capital was increased March 3, 1851, by $50,000, with the Board of Public Works funding $30,000. The General Assembly transferred an appropriation from Madison and Page counties, giving precedence to the Blue Ridge Turnpike over construction of a road connecting the east and west base of the Blue Ridge in those counties.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 215
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Blue Ridge 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
84
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485439
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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