The Resource Southwestern Turnpike Company records

Southwestern Turnpike Company records

Label
Southwestern Turnpike Company records, 1833-1900
Title
Southwestern Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1833-1900
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent; toll house plans (1848-1849), 4 items; field notes (1833-1834), 16 vols.; maps (1846-1849; 1851), 19 items; reports; specifications; contracts; petitions; estimates of construction expenses; receipts and accounts of construction expenses (1846-1871); returns of tolls (1848-1871); ledger (1846-1854), accounts of tolls, repairs, etc.; letter book (March 26, 1846-July 16, 1851), indexed; minute book (April 3, 1846-May 14, 1850), board of directors of South Western Turnpike, indexed
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 April 7, 1831, approved incorporation of the Southwestern Turnpike Company, to construct a turnpike road from New River in Montgomery County, by Wythe Courthouse and Abingdon, to the Tennessee line. Joint capital stock was fixed at $200,000, with the Board of Public Works subscribing to $80,000. The company was empowered to augment capital stock from time to time as necessary. Approval was given January 17, 1848, for the ultimate completion of the road westward between Salem and Buchanan, with an additional appropriation of $300,000, to include a complete road survey. On March 25, 1871, the Board of Public Works was authorized to transfer the state's interest in the road to the counties of Botetourt, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, Smyth, and Wythe.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 397
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Southwestern 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
  • 3
  • 5.2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquistion information available.
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000486423
Type of unit
  • volumes.
  • cu. ft.

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