A Guide to the Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills, 1848, 1858 Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills Ms2010-064

Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills, 1848, 1858

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-064


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Processed by: Kimberly Staub, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2010-064
Title
Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills, 1848, 1858
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
creator
Virginia. General Assembly.
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills contains five bills from the Virginia General Assembly relating to the construction of turnpikes around Wythe and Grayson counties, Virginia and the associated companies.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills, Ms2010-064, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills were purchased by Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virgina General Assembly, Transpotation Bills was completed in September 2010.


Historical Note

Grayson and Wythe counties are situated in the New River Valley in southwestern Virginia. Wythe County was founded in 1790, Grayson County was founded in 1793 from part of Wythe County. Many turnpikes were built through these counties in the 1840s and 1850s to connect valuable mineral resources as well a rural towns and cities.The Grayson-Raleigh (WV) Turnpike and the Wytheville Turnpike were completed around 1860.

Scope and Content

The Virginia General Assembly, Transportation Bills contains five bills from the Virginia General Assembly relating to turnpikes around Wythe and Grayson counties, Virginia and the associated companies. The bills disucss the creation of the Grayson-Raleigh Turnpike and the Wytheville and Grayson Turnpike. The first bill, dated January 25, 1848, specified how the incorporated company was to be set up. The other four bills, dated January 25, 1858, denote increasing the stock, relief of fines, and authorize completion of the project.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Bills, 1848, 1858.