Martinsburg & Winchester Turnpike Company Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

407 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 10/1984. Last revised 01/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

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EXTENT: 0.25 linear feet

DATE: 1834-1879

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains account books, treasurer’s records, stock certificates, and other miscellaneous papers concerning the construction of the Martinsburg and Winchester Turnpike.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL:  The Martinsburg and Winchester Turnpike Company originated in 1834 with the goal of connecting Martinsburg in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Winchester, Virginia. Construction began in 1849 the road was open for business in 1879. The road is now a portion of Route 11 and known as the Martinsburg Pike.

RELATED MATERIAL: Virginia Highways and Roads Collection, 1006 WFCHS/THL (especially booklets in Box 1), Stewart Bell Jr.  Archives, Handley Regional Library & Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, Virginia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:  Cartmell, T.K. Chapter X: “Old County Roads and Turnpikes and their Charters” in Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants, A History of Frederick County, VA, 1738-1908. Eddy Press, 1909; Wayland, John W. The Valley Turnpike Winchester to Staunton and Other Roads, VI. Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, VA, 1967, pp. 61-65.

CITE AS: Martinsburg and Winchester Turnpike Company Records, 407 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Loose papers, miscellaneous, unnumbered items, 1 envelope

Treasurer's records, 1857-1860, 1 volume (44 pages) ; 33 cm

Treasurer's records, 1860-1879, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm

Account book, 1854-1858, 1 volume (61 pages, index) ; 32 cm

Dividend book, 1858-1860, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 38 cm

Stock certificates, 1880s, 22 leaves, printed