The Resource Howardsville and Rockfish Gap Turnpike Company records

Howardsville and Rockfish Gap Turnpike Company records

Label
Howardsville and Rockfish Gap Turnpike Company records, 1848-1867
Title
Howardsville and Rockfish Gap Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1848-1867
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Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent, field notes (1848), 1 vol; reports, lists of stockholders, and certificates of stock subscriptions, for the period 1848-1860, 1864, 1867
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 passed February 17, 1846, authorized the formation of the Howardsville and Rockfish Gap Turnpike Company as a corporation to construct a turnpike road from the James River and Kanawha Canal at Howardsville in Albemarle County, to the bridge across Rockfish River. January 28, 1847, the assembly approved extension of the road to the forks of the Rockfish River above Martin's old mill in Nelson County, increased capital stock by $5,000, and approved toll gates every five miles on the completed road. A further extension was approved March 9, 1848, through Waller's Gap in the Blue Ridge to or near Greensville in Augusta County, along with an increase of $35,000. The Company was authorized to contract with the commissioners of the Nelson County Court, April 4, 1848, for the use of the covered bridge across the Rockfish River. April 1, 1853, capital was increased by $15,000 to extend the road to Alum Springs in Rockbridge County. By legislation passed March 5, 1856, two separate corporations were formed to cover two sections of the road; the eastward section retained the company name, and consisted of the road east of Stuart's Draft in Augusta County; the westward section became the Beverly Manor Turnpike.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 281
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Howardsville and Rockfish Gap Turnpike Company records
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Board of Public Works record group (RG#57)
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Extent
87
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485577
Type of unit
items.

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