The Resource West Union Turnpike Company records

West Union Turnpike Company records

Label
West Union Turnpike Company records, 1853-1858
Title
West Union Turnpike Company records
Inclusive dates
1853-1858
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records contain letters sent, reports, lists of stockholders, and certificates of stock subscriptions for the years 1853, 1855-1856, 1858
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 24, 1851, approved incorporation of the West Union Turnpike Company to construct a turnpike road from West Union in Doddridge County by way of Centreville, to some point on the Sistersville and Salem Turnpike between the mouth of McElroy Creek and Jughandle mill. Joint capital stock was set at $12,000, with the Board of Public Works authorized to subscribe to $7,200. The act was renewed February 25, 1854, reducing joint capital stock to $10,000, and routing the turnpike from West Union to a point of intersection with the Fairmont and Wheeling Turnpike, and in the direction of Cameron Depot on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, with a branch to Limestone in the direction of Elizabethtown.
Cataloging source
  • VIC
  • VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 422
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
West Union 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
20
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000486609
Type of unit
items.

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