Virginia Highways and Roads Collection

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

1006 THL/WFCHS

Inventory created Archives Staff on 06/90. Last Revised 02/17. 

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.50 linear feet

DATES: 1930-1976

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of booklets containing articles about historic roads in Virginia. Collection consists of Highway improvements plans maps (1930’s-1970’s) done by civil engineers for VDOT. The maps follow highway corridors and have numbered agencies.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: In 1992, the Virginia (VA) Highways and Transportation Research Council was sponsored jointly by the VA Department of Highways and Transportation and the University of VA. This council studied the history of road and bridge building technology in VA. The result of this project is a series of booklets covering historic roads throughout Virginia.

CITE AS: Virginia Highways and Transportation Research Council Collection, 1006 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 

Historic Roads of Virginia, booklets with maps, Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, 6 items, printed, spiral-bound
"A Brief History of the Roads of Virginia, 1607-1840, "by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, 1977, 41 pages
"A Brief History of the Staunton and James River Turnpike," by Douglas Young, 1976 revision, 22 pages
"Goochland County Road Orders, 1728-1744," by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, 1975, 120 pages
"An Index to Roads in the Albemarle County Surveyors Books, 1744-1853," by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, 1976, 10 pages
"Louisa County Road Orders, 1742-1748," by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, 1975, 57 pages
"The Route of the Three Notch'd Road: A Preliminary Report," by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett and Howard Newlon, Jr., 1976, 26 pages

"Metal Truss Bridges of Virginia, 1865-1932," by Dan Grove Deibler, booklets, Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, 3 items, printed, spiral-bound
I  -  "An examination of the development of the truss form, including an annotated list of 19th and 20th century bridge companies," 1975, 55 pages
IV -  "The Fredricksburg Construction District," 1976, 29 pages; Appendix, 7 pages
V  -  "The Richmond Construction District," 1976, 35 pages; Appendix, 4 pages
"...The most convenient wayes... - A Story of Roads in Virginia," edited by Albert W. Coates, Jr., [1972?], pamphlet, 28 pages, printed 

The maps also show Row landowners and structures close to highway. 1’=100’ scale.

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 23 (contains the following):


  • Folder 1--13 Maps: Kernstown to Vaucluse section. 11.

  • Folder 2--9 Maps: Stephens City section. Rt.11.

  • Folder 3--4 Maps: Nefstown (N. Loudoun/ MBG Pike). Rt. 11.

  • Folder 4--8 Maps: Roundhill (“Chambersville”) to Winchester. Rt. 50.

  • Folder 5--14 Maps: Ridgeway WV to Nefstown. Rt. 11.

  • Folder 6--5 Maps: Winchester City Limit to Kernstown (Valley Ave.).

  • Folder 7--6 Maps: Middletown Corp. Limits ( Rt. 11/ Main St.).

  • Folder 8--4 Maps: N. of and adj. to Middletown. Rt. 11.

  • Folder 9--5 Maps: Cedar Creek Valley/ Bridges. Rt. 11.

  • Folder 10--16 Maps: I-81 path from MBG Pike to Rt. 37 Terminus. (1956).

  • Folder 11--9 Maps: Rt. 37 Bypass path from Kernstown to Rt. 50 W. (1973).

  • Folder 12--6 Maps: Apple Pie Ridge Rd. from WV line to Whitehall. (1948).

  • Folder 13 --7 Maps: I-81 path from Stephen’s Run to Old Macedonia Church Rd. (1961).

  • Folder 14--5 Maps: I-66 path from I-81 Junction To S. Buckton Rd. (1964).

  • Folder 15--16 Maps: I-81 path from Cedar Creek to Stephen’s Run. (1963).

  • Folder 16--13 Maps: 522 N. path from Gainesboro to N. of Little Isaac Creek. (1966). Note: These Maps Parallel Braddock’s Rd. and do show remnants of original path esp. Map #5 South of “Isaac Potis Camp”.

  • Folder 17--11 Maps: 522-340 path from Cedarville to Ninevah. (1954).

  • Folder 18--7 Maps: 522 N. path from Hunting Ridge to Gainesboro. (1964).

  • Folder 19--10 Maps: 522 S. from Ninevah to just S. of DBL. Tollgate. (1955).

  • Folder 20--3 Maps: 522 N. Hogue Creek Crossing and Approaches. (1947).

  • Folder 21--8 Maps: Double Tollgate Approaches 522/227. (1954).

  • Folder 22--3 Maps: 522 N. Isaac’s Creek North Approach.

  • Folder 23--23 Maps: 522 N. from City Limits to Hunting Ridge Rd. (1962).

  • Folder 24--6 Maps: 50 W. from WV Line to Parishville Va. (1948).

  • Folder 25--3 Maps: 50 W. Little Timber Ridge section. (1949).

  • Folder 26--5 Maps: 50 W. Gore section (Bypass). (1972).

  • Folder 27--24 Maps: Rt. 50 W. from E. of Gore RR crossing to Dick’s Hollow Rd. (1962).

  • Folder 28--2 Maps: I-81 rest area Stephenson. (1968).

  • Folder 29--5 Maps: Rt. 7 E. from Opequon Cr. To I-81 interchange. (1965).

  • Folder 30--31 Maps: CVRR Row from City Limit to WV Line. (1917).

  • Folder 31--3 Maps: Weems Ln. Improvements. (1957).

  • Folder 32--2 Maps: Howards Chapel Area Co. Rd. Improvements. (1969).

  • Folder 33--5 Maps: Rt. 127 from Good to Timber Ridge Rd. (1962).

  • Folder 34—9 Maps: Brush Creek Road from Siler to Wesley Chapel (1958)

  • Folder 35—5 Maps: Barley Lane from Cedar Creek Grade to Middle Road (1957)

  • Folder 36—7 Maps: Apple Pie Ridge Road from Stine’s Chapel to Hiatt Road (1965)

  • Folder 37—7 Maps: Senseny Road from I-81 to Greenwood Road (1969)

  • Folder 38—6 Maps: Wood’s Mill Road from Rt. 7 to Jordan Springs Road (1957)

  • Folder 39—6 Maps: Welltown Pike from Rt. 11 to Payne Road (1972)

  • Folder 40—6 Maps: Senseny Road from Greenwood to Opequon Creek (1969)

  • Folder 41—10 Maps: S. Loudoun/Paper Mill Road from City Limit to 522 S. (1948)

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 24 (contains the following):


  • Folder 42—3 Maps: Refuge Ch. Road from Stephens Run to Ninevah/522 S. (1965)

  • Folder 43—3 Maps: Middle Road from Cedar Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek Grade June 7, 1964

  • Folder 44—11 Maps: Middle Road from Relief to Valley Avenue (1962)

  • Folder 45—5 Maps: Back Mountain Road from Pifer Run to Mountain Falls (1958)

  • Folder 46—4 Maps: Reliance Road from I-81 to Warren Co. line (1971)

  • Folder 47—6 Maps: Pifer Road from Rt. 55 to Mountain Falls (1958)

  • Folder 48—2 Maps: Siler Road; bridge over Back Creek (1968)

  • Folder 49—7 Maps: Siler Road from Light Road to Siler (1953)

  • Folder 50—Rt. 50 W. from Singhass Road to Winchester City limit (1929)

  • Folder 51—Rt. 50 E. / 522 S. to Carper’s Valley Road (1969)

  • Folder 53—9 Maps: Rt. 50 E. from Carper’s Valley Road to Rt. 340 (1970)

  • Folder 54—8Maps: Rt. 50 W. from West of Dicks Hollow to Farmer’s Livestock (1959)

  • Folder 55—2 Maps: Amherst St. extended from city limit (1954)

  • Folder 56—2 Maps: Rt. 50 E. junction with Sulphur Spring Road (1960)

  • Folder 57—2 Maps: Back Mountain Road-Hogue Creek Bridge (1958)

  • Folder 58—3 Maps: Mine Bank Road—Bridge over Cedar Creek (1969)

  • Folder 59—25 Maps: Rt. 50 W. from Gore to Magic Mountain Road (1962)

  • Folder 60—5 Maps: Rt. 50 W. from Round Hill to Amherst Street (1956)

  • Folder 61—3 Maps: Rt. 522 N. Apple Pie Ridge Gap (1934)

  • Folder 62—15 Maps: Rt. 522 S. from Rt. 277 to Rt. 50 (1950)

  • Folder 63—13 Maps: I-81 from Rt. 11 N. to WV line (1964)

  • Folder 64—10 Maps: Rt. 11 from Vaucluse to Belle Grove Road (1931)

  • Folder 65—13 Maps: Rt. 37 bypass from Rt. 50 W. to I-81 N. (1966)

  • Folder 66—15 Maps: 522 S. from Rt. 277 to Rt. 50 E. (1948)

  • Folder 67—1 Map: Shawnee Drive and Battaile Drive

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 25 (contains the following):


  • Folder 1—contains:

Map 1: tax map insert #5A, Lake Holliday Estates sect. 5A

Map 2: tax map insert #18 A1, Lake Holliday Estates “Lakewood Acres”

Map 3: tax map insert #18 A2, Lake Holliday Estates “Golf Course”

Map 4: tax map insert #18 A3, Lake Holliday Estates “Lakeview Drive”

Map 5: tax map insert #18 A4, Lake Holliday Estates “ Northwood Hills”

Map 6: tax map insert #18 A6, Lake Holliday Estates “ Southwood Hills”

Map 7: tax map insert #31 A, Braddock Hills Estates 522 N.

Map 8: tax map insert #31 A, Lake St. Clair

Map 9: tax map insert #31 B, Lake Serene

Map 10: tax map insert #32-1, Sir John Addition

Map 11: tax map insert #33B, Aikens Subdivision, Clearbrook

Map 12: tax map insert #34A, East of Brucetown Rt. 672 subdivision

Map 13: tax map insert #42 A, R.G. Edwards Subdivision (Albin)

Map 14: tax map insert # 42 B, N. Frederick Terrace (Ashton Drive)

Map 15: tax map insert #43 A, A.C. Gunter Lots (Welltown Pike)

Map 16: tax map insert #43 B, S. Welltown Pike Subdivision

Map 17: tax map insert #43 C, Subdivisions near I-81/Rt. 11 intersection

Map 18: tax map insert #44 A, Stonewall Acres Subdivision

Map 19: tax map insert #44 B, K.F. Whitacre Dev. (Rt. 11 N. South of Stephenson)

Map 20: tax map insert #44 C, Hepfer’s Subdivision (Jordan Springs Road)

Map 21: tax map insert #44 D, H.L. Gruber Subdivision (Red Bud and Millburn Roads)

Map 22: tax map insert #51 A, Cabaniss Subdivision (Wardensville Grade)

Map 23: tax map insert #53 A, Darville Subdivision (Sunnyside)

Map 24: tax map insert #53 C, Merriman Estates

Map 25: tax map insert #54 A, H.M. Stine Estate Lots (Martinsburg Pike)

Map 26: tax map insert #54 B, Orchard Terrace #2 (Brick Kiln Road)

Map 27: tax map insert #54 B, W.J. Lockhart Subdivision (Rt. 50W.)

Map 28: tax map insert #54 C, Green Acres Subdivision

Map 29: tax map insert #54 D, Fairway Estate Subdivision

Map 30: tax map insert #54 E, Frederick Heights

  • Folder 2—contains:

Map 1: tax map insert #54 F, Valley Mill Heights

Map 2: tax map insert #54 G, Shannon Hill (Berryville Avenue)

Map 3: tax map insert #55 A, Hepfer Subdivision (Wood’s Mill Road)

Map 4: tax map insert #55 B, Shenandoah Hills (Rt. 7 E.)

Map 5: tax map insert #55 C, Greenfield Section 1 (Greenwood Road)

Map 6: tax map insert #56 A, Starbrook Acres (Valley Mill Road)

Map 7: tax map insert #60 A, High View Manor (Wardensville Grade)

Map 8: tax map insert #62 A, Jackson Woods Estates

Map 9: tax map insert #63 A, Valley Acres (Apple Valley Road)

Map 10: tax map insert #63 B, Plainfield Heights (Kernstown)

Map 11: tax map insert # 63 C, Shawnee Drive (West Section)

Map 12: tax map insert #63 D, Glaize Subdivision (Paper Mill Road)

Map 13: tax map insert #64 B, 522 S. and Bufflick Road

Map 14: tax map insert #64 C, Bufflick Heights Subdivision

Map 15: tax map insert #64 D, Westwood/Southview Subdivision

Map 16: tax map insert #64 A, Astrip lots/Bufflick Road

Map 17: tax map insert #64 A, College Park/Miller Heights

Map 18: tax map insert #65 A, Greenwood Heights

Map 19: tax map insert #65 B, Burning Knolls

Map 20: tax map insert #65 C, Sulphur Spring Road

Map 21: tax map insert #74 B, Fredericktowne

Map 22: tax map insert #75 A, Echo Village (Rt. 11 S.)

Map 23: tax map insert #75 B, Lakeside Estates (Tasker Road)

Map 24: tax map insert #75 C, Macedonia Acres

Map 25: tax map insert #76 A, Funkhouser lots (522 S.)

Map 26: tax map insert #85 A, O’Neal lots (Old Salem Church Road)

Map 27: tax map insert #85 B, Ridgefield Subdivision (Rt. 277)

Map 28: tax map insert #86 A, Whitfield Subdivision (Double Church Road)

Map 29: tax map insert #86 B, Lone Oak Subdivision (Double Church Road)

Map 30: tax map insert #87 A, Ritter Road lots

Map 31: tax map insert #91 B, Middletown

Map 32: tax map insert #91 C, Near White Oak Rt. 277

Map 33: tax map insert #93 C, Cool Waters Farm (Double Church Road)

Map 34: tax map insert #94 A, Ridgeway Heights (Rt. 522/340)