The Resource Lexington and Covington Turnpike Company records

Lexington and Covington Turnpike Company records

Label
Lexington and Covington Turnpike Company records, 1826-1858
Title
Lexington and Covington Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1826-1858
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Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent, field notes (1826-1830), 3 vols., map (1832), reports, lists of stockholders, specifications, and contracts, covering the period 1826, 1829-1852, 1858
Note
Agency history record describes the history and function 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 19, 1829, authorized incorporation of the Lexington and Covington Turnpike Company with capital stock of $20,000, to construct a turnpike from Lexington in Rockbridge County to Covington in Alleghany County. The Board of Public Works was instructed to direct the state civil engineer to locate and survey the road. An act of April 7, 1831 empowered the company to enter private land for the roadway and provided instructions for reimbursement to the property owners. March 20, 1837, the rates of toll were established.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 308
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Lexington and Covington 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
.25
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485901
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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