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1808

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin outline a national transportation plan

Other events that happened on or around 1808

1816

The General Assembly passed an act to establish an Internal Improvement Fund and Board of Public Works

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1818

The National Road, the first major highway in the region, was completed to Wheeling

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1832

The James River & Kanawha Turnpike was completed to the Ohio River

Other events that happened on or around 1832

1838

Northwestern Virginia Turnpike was completed to Parkersburg

Other events that happened on or around 1838

1847

The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1847

1848

The Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1848

1858

The Weston & Gauley Bridge Turnpike opened

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1859

Only 94 of 162 state chartered turnpike companies operated within West Virginia

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1860

Virginia chartered six new western turnpikes

Other events that happened on or around 1860

1954

The West Virginia Turnpike was completed from Princeton to Charleston

Other events that happened on or around 1954


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