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Virginia Central Railroad Company



  • Existence: 1850 - 1868

Biographical / Historical

The Louisa Railroad Company (incorporated in 1835) merged, on Feb. 18, 1836, with the Virginia Central Railroad Company. On Aug. 31, 1868, the Covington and Ohio Railroad Company and the Virginia Central Railroad Company merged to form the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company. In 1870 the Blue Ridge Railroad Company merged into the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company which, in 1878, was reorganized as the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

A. S. Lara papers

Identifier: SC 0249

The A.S. Lara Papers, 1856-1861 consist of letters, receipts and documents relating to business dealings of merchant, Aaron S. Lara, in Rockbridge County and Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1856-1861

Virginia Central Railroad Appraisement of Stock Killed or Injured

Identifier: SC 0255

An 1860 Virginia Central Railroad claim for "one White Hog" killed by the mail train in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: 1860 November 17

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Agriculture -- Economic aspects 1
Appraisals (financial records) 1
Business records -- Virginia -- 19th century 1
Food prices -- 19th century 1
Letters (correspondence) 1