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Title: Botetourt County Road Orders 1770-1778
Contact: Ann B. Miller
Project No.: 78150
Target Date: 02/08/2007
Abstract: The Historic Roads of Virginia series, initiated by VCTIR in 1973, has resulted in the transcription and publication of the 18th century transportation-related court records ("road orders") for numerous Virginia counties. These records constitute the primary evidence for early road development and outline early settlement and transportation corridors in a large portion of Virginia. The latest proposed study, Botetourt County Road Orders 1770-1778, will cover the period when Botetourt County was a giant county stretching through much of the southern Valley of Virginia and into southwest Virginia. This study will provide readily accessible transcription and index of the transportation-related records for a large portion of western and southwestern Virginia during an historically-important period. It will allow VDOT staff and cultural resource consultants to save many hours on research related to transportation projects in this area, including proposed improvements to I-81.

     Ann B. Miller