The Resource Clover Hill Railroad Company records

Clover Hill Railroad Company records

Label
Clover Hill Railroad Company records, 1844-1886
Title
Clover Hill Railroad Company records
Inclusive dates
1844-1886
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains letters sent to the board financial reports dated 1844, 1847, 1867-1868, 1870-1871, 1875, 1877 and 1886
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
  • The company was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly of February 5, 1841. The road ran from Clover Hill, in Chesterfield County, to Petersburg, Virginia. It was built to haul coal from the Clover Hill coal pits to Petersburg, Virginia, where it would interchange with the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad leased the Clover Hill Railroad until 1875 when the Clover Hill Railroad defaulted.
  • After defaulting, the road was reorganized and purchased by its bond holders. In 1877 the road was acquired by the Brighthope Railway Company. This road had been built in 1853 as a coal hauler and ran from Eppes Falls, in Chesterfield County, to Bermuda, Virginia by an act of the General Assembly of March 5, 1888 the Brighthope Railway merged with the Farmville and Danville Railroad Company.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 130
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory.
Label
Clover Hill Railroad 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
13
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000496086
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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