The Resource Dunkard Creek Turnpike Company records

Dunkard Creek Turnpike Company records

Label
Dunkard Creek Turnpike Company records, 1851-1859
Title
Dunkard Creek Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1851-1859
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent and reports for the years 1851, 1853-1854, 1856-1857, and 1859
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 of the General Assembly approved February 1, 1839, authorized formation of the Dunkard Creek Turnpike Company to construct a road from the mouth of Scott's Run in Monangalia County by way of the valley of Dunkard Creek, to intersect the Middletown and Wheeling Turnpike at some suitable point. Capital stock was limited to $15,000 with the Board of Public Works subscribing to $6,000. An act to renew the charter was passed March 13, 1847, reducing capital to $10,000 and state subscription to $4,000. The road was to extend up the western side of the Mononganela River to intersect the Brandonville and Fishing Creek Road. February 4, 1853, the General Assembly authorized extending the western terminus to Harrisonville on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Wetzel County and requiring valuation of the bridges be entered on company books and that the bridges become company property with the additional subscription of $6,000.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 240
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Dunkard Creek 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
21
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485421
Type of unit
items.

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