The Resource Natural Bridge Turnpike Company records

Natural Bridge Turnpike Company records

Label
Natural Bridge Turnpike Company records, 1836-1843
Title
Natural Bridge Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1836-1843
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Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent, field notes (1836-1837), 5 vols., reports, lists of stockholders, and certificates of subscriptions
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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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  • Acts of the General Assembly to incorporate the Natural Bridge Turnpike Company were passed in 1832, 1833 and February 29, 1836, setting capital stock limit at $16,000, for the purpose of constructing a turnpike road from the upper end of the canal through the Blue Ridge, by way of the natural bridge and Dagger's Sulphur Springs, to its intersection with the Lexington and Covington turnpike near Clifton Forge. Capital stock was increased March 30, 1837, by $12,000. April 7, 1838, the General Assembly provided that the eastern part of the intersection of the turnpike with the main valley stage road should be at or near Galbraith's Tavern if suitable.
  • An act to change the name of the company to Natural Bridge and Virginia White Sulphur Springs Turnpike was approved March 18, 1872, upon the consent of the three counties involved, Alleghany, Botetourt, and Rockbridge. Authority was also given to extend and enlarge the road by constructing a new turnpike to intersect, commencing at Natural Bridge and extending to the James River and Kanawha Canal at Gilmore's Mill, and also a new road from the former western terminus near Clifton Forge, crossing Jackson's River, to the Clifton Forge depot, on the Covington and Ohio railroad. The act also approved erection of a toll bridge across Jackson's River, as peitioned by William M. Harvey, former proprietor or the turnpike.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 340
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Natural Bridge 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
45
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There are no restrictions
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No acquisition information available.
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000485962
Type of unit
items.

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