The Resource Weston and Fairmont Turnpike Company records, 1848-1860
- Weston and Fairmont Turnpike Company records, 1848-1860
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- These records contain letters sent, a map (1849), reports, lists of stockholders, certificates of stock subscriptions, and petitions for the period 1848-1856, 1858-1860
- 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 9, 1848, provided for construction of the Weston and Fairmont Turnpike road from Weston in Lewis County, by Clarksburg and Shinston in Harrison County, to Fairmont, in Marion County. Approval for incorporation was granted, and joint capital stock was fixed at $16,000, with the Board of Public Works authorized to subscribe to $9,600 and the three counties investing proportionately. Increases were granted in March, 1849 ($20,000) and March, 1854 ($40,000), the latter to construct a bridge across the West Fork River and to macadamize or plank the road from Clarksburg to Fairmont.
- Cataloging source
- Citation location within source
- entry no. 424
- Citation source
- Board of Public Works inventory
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