A Guide to the Bedford County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1751-1929 Bedford County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1751-1929 1189254-1189274

A Guide to the Bedford County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1751-1929

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the Library of Virginia
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Bedford County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1751-1929
Physical Characteristics
9.00 cu. ft. (21 boxes)
Bedford County (Va.) Circuit Court.
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Bedford County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1751-1929. Local Government Records Collection, Bedford County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Bedford County.

Historical Information

Bedford County was probably named for John Russell, fourth duke of Bedford, who, as secretary for state for the southern department from 1748 to 1751, had general supervision of colonial affairs. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1753. Parts of Albemarle County were added in 1754, and an additional part of Lunenburg County was added later.

Scope and Content

Bedford County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1751-1929, consist of road petitions that include orders, reports, and plats if filed with petitions; road applications; road reports that include orders if filed with reports and commissioner's reports; road orders not filed with reports or petitions; road accounts that include payments and claims; road overseer records that include writs of ad quod damnum, builder's bonds, plats, receipts, contracts, Board of Supervisor's papers related to roads, bids, correspondence related to roads, contracts, right-of-way papers, State Corporation Commission railroad opinion filed with road records; road hand records; miscellaneous road records that include bridge records, oversize plats and plans, and mill dam records filed with road and bridge records.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Bedford County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Bridges -- Design and construction.
  • Bridges -- Maintenance and repair.
  • Bridges -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Causeways -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Dams -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Mills and mill-work -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Roads -- Design and construction.
  • Roads -- Drawings.
  • Roads -- Inspections -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Roads -- Maintenance and repair.
  • Roads -- Surveying.
  • Roads -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Bedford County (Va.) -- History.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Accounts -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Correspondence -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Performance bonds -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Petitions -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Plats (maps) -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Reports -- Virginia -- Bedford County.
  • Road and bridge records -- Virginia -- Bedford County.