The Resource Mechanicsburg and Wythe Turnpike Company records

Mechanicsburg and Wythe Turnpike Company records

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Mechanicsburg and Wythe Turnpike Company records, 1852-1866
Title
Mechanicsburg and Wythe Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1852-1866
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eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent, list of stockholders, and certificates of stock subscriptions for 1852-1854, 1858-1860, 1866
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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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An act of the General Assembly passed March 4, 1851, approved incorporation of the Mechanicsburg and Wythe Turnpike Company to construct a road from the town of Mechanicsburg in Giles County, passing through the east end of the Cove in Wythe County, to the Virginia and Tennessee railroad at or near the first depot east from Wytheville. Joint capital stock was set at $5,000 with the Board of Public Works authorized to subscribe to $3,000. An act of April 20, 1852, authorized a change of terminus of the road in Wythe County, and extended the road from Mechanicsburg across Wolf Creek and East River mountains to the Cumberland Gap Turnpike at or near Napoleon B. French's house, in Mercer County and then to Princeton, with a branch to the Princeton and Red Sulphur Turnpike, in the direction of the Mercer Salt Works, with $15,000 additional. March 31, 1858, the Assembly authorized construction of the portion between East River and Princeton by an independent company, for $7,000. April 2, 1860, $2,500 of the state's subscription was transferred to the Raleigh and Grayson Turnpike Company to cover repair of that turnpike between Wytheville and Walker's Big Creek.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 324
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Mechanicsburg and Wythe Turnpike Company records
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Board of Public Works record group (RG#57)
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11
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There are no restrictions
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No acquisition information available.
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000485950
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items.

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