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Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on a Proposed Albemarle County Road, [ca. 8 April 1817]

Notes on a Proposed Albemarle County Road

[ca. 8 Apr. 1817]

Present roads Proposed roads
from the Mainstreet of Charlottesville
Miles po   miles
to  Moore’s creek 0.98     to  Secretary’s ford 614. = 1.92. by Smith
the Thoro’fare 1.25 Mouth of Meadow br. 532 = 1.66 by protraction
Colle fork 1.32 Milton 8403. feet = 1.59 by the level
Milton ford 2.94 5.17
6.49

from the Mainstreet of Charlottesville
to the Colle fork 3.55 to  mouth of Meadow br. 3.58
mouth of Indian br.  .37
Colle fork

from the Courthouse
by Moore’s ford poles miles po
to Shadwell branch 1133 = 3.54 by Smith to Clermont fork 154. } by Smith
  mouth of Chapel br. 349 = 1.09 by Th: J. R  Sec’s ford 460
4.63 614 miles
4.52  mill dam 462 = 1.44
 .11 = 192½ yds  Mill 244 = .76
 Chapel br. 129 = .40
4.52

MS (ViU: TJP-ER); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; with Dft of Albemarle County Court Order Concerning a Proposed Road, 8 Apr. 1817, on verso.

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; roads in search
  • Albemarle County Court, Va. search
  • Charlottesville, Va.; roads in search
  • Colle (Albemarle Co. estate); and proposed Albemarle Co. road search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on a Proposed Albemarle County Road search
  • Milton, Va.; road at search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and proposed Albemarle Co. road search
  • Rivanna River; and Albemarle Co. roads search
  • roads; in Albemarle Co. search
  • Secretary’s Ford (Albemarle Co.); road at search
  • Smith, Mr. (of Albemarle Co.); and proposed Albemarle Co. road search
  • Virginia; roads in search