The Resource Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike Company records

Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike Company records

Label
Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike Company records, 1823-1884
Title
Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1823-1884
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent; fields notes (1823; 1830; 1835; 1838-1842), 64 vols; reports; petitions; specifications; proposals for construction and maintenance expenses (1839-1862; 1866-1882); returns of tolls (1842-1861; 1865-1880); copies of court orders; letter book (June 19, 1839-July 16, 1851), indexed, for the years 1823; 1827; 1829-1831; 1835; 1838-1882; 1884; 1900
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 28, 1829, directed the principal engineer to examine and locate a road from Staunton to the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, between Weston in Lewis County and Parkersburg in Wood County. On March 16, 1838, the Board of Public Works was authorized to provide for the construction of the road from Staunton, through Dry Branch Gap, to Parkersburg. The Board was empowered to borrow up to $150,000. On March 18, 1842, an act provided for making Beverley a point on the road, provided the citizens of Randolph County pay the superintendent $4,200 by July 1, 1842, or execute a bond by July 15, 1842. The Board of Public Works was directed to borrow $30,000 to continue and complete the road between Weston and Beverley. Other increases over the years covered construction and replacement of bridges as necessary, due to flooding. The right of the company to collect tolls for the section of the "free road" lying between Staunton and Buffalo Gap in Augusta County was validated December 21, 1871. The state's interest in the turnpike was released and transferred to Highland and Augusta counties February 25, 1884.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 400
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Staunton and Parkersburg 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
5.4
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000486589
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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