Richmond and Louisville Railroad Company records, 1880-1884

Descriptive Summary

Title
Richmond and Louisville Railroad Company records, 1880-1884
Creator
Richmond and Louisville Railroad Company.
Extent
3.2 cubic ft.
Subjects
Richmond and Louisville Railroad Company.
Richmond and Southwestern Railway Company.
Virginia, Kentucky & Ohio Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Railroad companies--United States.
Railroads--Kentucky--History.
Railroads--Virginia--History.
Bland County (Va.)
Giles County (Va.)
Holston River.
Smyth County (Va.)
Tazewell County (Va.)
Deeds
Maps
Arrangement
Organized: technical documents (map, deeds, level books, etc.) and business records.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Richmond and Louisville Railroad Company was formed on January 30, 1882 when the Richmond and Southwestern Railway Company merged with the Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of records relating to the early history of the Richmond and Louisville Railroad Company. The larger portion of the collection is made up of technical documents such as records of deeds, level books, and transit books from the company's formative years. These records provide such information as the names of property owners, place names, topographical notes and limited descriptions of local economies. In addition, the railroad records include important organizational and financial documents such as the minutes from meetings of shareholders and the Board of Directors, and a paymaster's book detailing payrolls, expenses and accounts paid.
Some of the geographic areas represented include deeds from Smyth, Bland and Tazewell Counties in southwest Virginia. A map of the railroad shows the connection of railroads of Virginia with the railroads of Kentucky on "the shortest route east and west from the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic Ocean" (1882).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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