Fauquier County Road Orders

Eighteenth century transportation-related court records (“road orders”) for individual Virginia counties constitute the primary evidence for early road development and outline early settlement and transportation corridors. This project will identify and transcribe the "road orders" from the Fauquier County court order books for the period 1784-1800 and develop a comprehensive new index for them. This study will continue and extend VTRC’s research on the early transportation records for much of the northern third of Virginia published in the Historic Roads of Virginia series. By the last half of the 18th century, Fauquier County contained important east-west and north-south transportation routes. The county’s early transportation records provide significant information relating not only to transportation connections with neighboring counties and other portions of Virginia, but also with Washington D.C. and the nearby states of Maryland and what is now West Virginia. This transportation network would later be important in the Civil War.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $35035
    • Contract Numbers:

      115905

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Principal Investigators:

      Miller, Ann

    • Start Date: 20190702
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01710405
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 115905
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 4 2019 10:01AM