North Carolina - Transportation and Travel

Plank Roads in North Carolina

According to the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, as edited by William S. Powell in 2006, Canada experimented in Plank Roads as early as 1836, and "plank road fever" in North Carolina "accounted for 84 chartered roadways, of which some 300 miles were constructed using state and private funds estimated from $300,000 to $800,000."

Plank roads were built of pine and oak sills, six (6) to eight (8) inches thick, placed on a well-drained roadbed, then covered cross-wise with planks typically eight (8) inches wide and three (3) inches thick. The planks were subsequently covered with gravel or sand, which ultimately hardened into a fairly smooth surface. But... maintenance was constant and fairly expensive.

The Fayetteville & Western Plank Road was constructed between 1849 and 1854 from Fayetteville in Cumberland County to Bethania in Forsyth County. When completed, it was more than 129 miles long, which was the longest plank road ever built. It was abandoned during the American Civil War in 1862.

Date
Ratified

Short Title of Act

From

To

Initial Stock
Authorized

Comments

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Salisbury

$200,000
May increase stock and add branches when deemed appropriate by the Commissioners.

January 29, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Wilmington and Walker's Ferry Plank Road Company

Wilmington

Walker's Ferry

$10,000
Ferry on the Cape Fear River.

January 29, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Wilmington and Masonboro Plank Road Company

Wilmington

Masonboro Sound

$15,000
Eastern terminus at Daniel B. Baker's planation on Masonboro Sound.

December 23, 1850

Act to Incorporate the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road Company

Greenville

Raleigh

$250,000
May increase capital to $300,000 if required.

December 28, 1850

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Centre Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Centre

$125,000
Centre in Stanly County. Authorized to extend the road to Concord in Cabarrus County. May increase capital to $300,000 if required.

December 28, 1850

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Southern Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Lumber Bridge Church

$25,000
Lumber Bridge a town in northern Robeson County.

January 15, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Asheville and Greenville Plank Road Company

Asheville, NC

Greenville, SC

$200,000
Authorized to extend the road to the Tennessee State Line if desired. May increase capital to $300,000 if required.

January 22, 1851

Act to Amend Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Southern Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Lumber Bridge Church

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Sec. 3 of Act has the word "two," which is incorrect. Should be "ten." This refers to how many days notice to give.

January 27, 1851

Act to Amend Act of 1848-49 to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

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Amendment to register bonds to the State.

January 27, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Raleigh and Summerville Plank Road Company

Raleigh

Summerville

$40,000
Summerville in Cumberland County.

January 27, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Granville Plank Road Company

Oxford

Henderson

$60,000
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January 27, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Garysburg and Occoneeche Plank Road Company

Garysburg

Occoneeche Neck

$25,000
Garysburg in Northampton County. Occoneeche Neck is in Halifax County, along the Roanoke River. Authorized to extend the road to Jackson, the county seat of Northampton County. May increase capital to $50,000 if required.

January 27, 1851

Act Concerning Plank Roads and Turnpike Roads

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Company personnel may not enter homes, yards, gardens. Companies to pay all costs associated with condemned land.

January 28, 1851

Act to Amend Act of 1848-49 to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

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Amendment authorized a road of eight (8) foot width in some areas. May change the terminus at the western end.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Western Plank Road Company

Charlotte

Lincolnton

$200,000
Thence to the town of Newton. May increase capital to $300,000 if required.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Warsaw Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Warsaw

$125,000
Warsaw in Duplin County. Road must pass through Clinton in Sampson County.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Wilmington and Topsail Sound Plank Road Company

Wilmington

Near Holly Shelter Pocosin

$50,000
Eastern terminus to be between Holly Shelter Pocosin and Topsail Sound.

January 28, 1851

Ac to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Northern Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Raleigh

$100,000
May increase capital to $200,000 if required.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Concord and Taylorsville Plank Road Company

Concord

Taylorsville

$100,000
Concord in Cabarrus County. Taylorsville in Alexander County. May increase capital to $200,000 if required.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Anson Plank Road Company

State Line @
Wright's Folly

Point on Rocky River

$75,000
Must go through Wadesboro, the county seat.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Salisbury and Taylorsville Plank Road Company

Salisbury

Taylorsville

$200,000
Must go through Statesville in Iredell County. Authorized to extend the road to Lenoir in Caldwell County, if desired.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Charlotte and Taylorsville Plank Road Company

Charlotte

Taylorsville

$80,000
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January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Roanoke and Tar River Plank Road Company

Hamilton

Tarborough

$25,000
Hamilton in Martin County. Tarborough in Edgecombe County.

January 28, 1851

Act Supplemental to the Several Plank Road Charters Passed in 1850-51 Session

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All companies must keep bridges in repair.

November 6, 1852

Act to Amend an Act Passed by the General Assembly at the Session of 1850-1851, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Centre Plank Road Company"

Fayetteville

Centre

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Centre in Stanly County. Authorized to change the terminus from Centre to any other place in Stanly County.

November 20, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Gulf and Graham Plank Road Company

Gulf

Graham

$65,000
Gulf is in Chatham County; Graham is in Alamance County.

November 20, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Haywood and Pittsboro' Plank Road Company

Haywood

Pittsborough

$20,000
Haywood and Pittsborough both in Chatham County. May increase capital stock to $100,000 if necessary.

November 29, 1852

Act to Incorporate Concord and Anson Plank Road Company

Crump's Mill on Rocky River in Stanly County

Anson Plank Road

$80,000
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December 17, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Chapel Hill and Durhamville Plank Road Company

Chapel Hill

Durhamville

$20,000
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December 17, 1852

Act to Amend an Act Passed at the Session of the General Assembly of 1850-1851, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Anson Plank Road Company"

State Line @
Wright's Folly

Point on Rocky River

$150,000
May extend road to Salisbury. Increased capital stock from $75K to $150K. Authorized to merge with the Cheraw and Anson Plank Road Company of South Carolina, if desired.

December 17, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Raleigh Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Raleigh

$200,000
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December 17, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Haywood and Chapel Hill Plank Road Company

Haywood

Chapel Hill

$40,000
Haywood is in Chatham County. May increase capital stock to $100,000 if necessary.

December 18, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Lumberton and Cape Fear Plank Road Company

Lumberton

Cape Fear River in Bladen Co.

$50,000
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December 20, 1852

Act to Amend an Act Passed in 1850-1851, Chapter 133, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Western Plank Road Company"

Charlotte

Lincolnton

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As soon as five (5) miles are complete, the owners may begin charging tolls.

December 21, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Spartanburg and Rutherford[ton] Plank Road Company

Rutherfordton, NC

Spartanburg,
SC

$100,000
May increase capital stock to $250,000 if necessary. Within three (3) years, may extend the road to Asheville, Marion, or Morganton; or, to other end points as well.

December 22, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cheraw, South Carolina Plank Road Company

Charlotte, NC

Cheraw, SC

$150,000
Named the Charlotte and Cheraw Plank Road Company.

December 22, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Salisbury, Mocksville, and Wilkesboro' Plank Road Company

Salisbury

Wilkesborough

$100,000
Eastern terminus to begin at "such point on the Salisbury and Taylorsville Plank Road."

December 23, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Uwharie and Yadkin Plank Road Company

6-8 Miles South of Asheboro'

Salisbury

$80,000
Eastern terminus to begin at the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road, about six to eight miles south of Asheboro'.

December 25, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Ashborough and Salisbury Plank Road Company

Ashborough

Salisbury

$60,000
May increase capital to $300,000 if required. This was how Asheboro was spelled at that point in time.

December 25, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Caswell Plank Road Company

Yanceyville

3 End Points

$50,000
Yanceyville to NC/VA State Line in Stokes County - to be named the Yanceyville Plank Road Company; Yanceyville to Mt. Arrarat in Alamance County - to be named the Southside Plank Road Company; Yanceyville to Milton in Caswell County - to be named the Milton Plank Road Company. When each branch is funded, the company to be renamed to Caswell Plank Road Company.

December 25, 1852

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Steam Carriage and Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Coal Mines on Deep River

$2,500
May increase the capital stock to $200,000 if necessary.

December 25, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Washington and Tarboro' Plank Road Company

Washington

Tarborough

$200,000
May increase the capital stock to $300,000 if necessary.

December 27, 1852

Act to Define the Duties and the Powers of Turnpike and Plank Road Companies

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Defined what property shall not be condemned, the maximum size of property condemned, all owners must provide an accurate map of their road.

December 27, 1852

Act to Amend the Charter of the Asheville and Greenville Plank Road Company

Asheville, NC

Greenville, SC

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Option to use other materials, and to change terminus to Spartanburg, if desired.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Chapel Hill and Raleigh Plank Road Company

Chapel Hill

Raleigh

$40,000
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December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Duplin Plank Road Company

Kenansville

Strickland's Depot

$20,000
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December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Greensboro and Deep River Plank Road Company

Greensboro'

Deep River

$100,000
Terminus to be between Evans' Mills on Deep River and the town of Haywood in Chatham County. May increase capital stock to $150,000 if necessary.

December 27, 1852

Act to Amend an Act Passed at the Session of 1850-1851, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road Company"

Greenville

Raleigh

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Redefined two Sections of the original Act.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Haywood and Raleigh Plank Road Company

Haywood

Raleigh

$100,000
Haywood in Chatham County.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Jacksonville and Trent River Plank Road Company in the Counties of Onslow and Jones

Jacksonville

Trent River, in Jones County

$50,000
Named the Jacksonville Plank Road Company.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Kingsbury and Locksville Plank Road Company

Kingsbury

A. Jones' Mill, in Chatham Co.

$100,000
Kingsbury is in northern Cumberland County.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Kinston and Snow Hill Plank Road Company

Kinston

Snow Hill

$40,000
May increase capital stock to $60,000 if necessary.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Locksville and Hillsboro' Plank Road Company

Locksville

Hillsboro'

$100,000
Locksville is in Chatham County.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Lumberton and Columbus Plank Road Company

Lumberton

Either Whitesville or Fair Bluff

$60,000
Terminus to be a point on the Wilmington & Manchester Rail Road.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Neuse River and Snow Hill Plank Road Company

Snow Hill

Becton's Old Field on Neuse

$20,000
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December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Pedee Plank Road Company

NC/SC State Line Near Harrington's Mill

Rockingham

$50,000
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December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Robeson and Richmond Plank Road Company

Lumber Bridge

McNair's Store in Richmond Co.

$40,000
Lumber Bridge is a town in northern Robeson County.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Rutherford and Cleveland Plank Road Company

Charlotte

Asheville

$200,000
Road must pass through Rutherfordton and Shelby. Name was The Rutherford and Cleaveland Plank Road Company. May increase capital stock to $300,000 if necessary.

December 27, 1852

Act to Amend an Act Passed by the General Assembly at the Session of 1850-1851, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Salisbury and Taylorsville Plank Road Company"

Salisbury

Taylorsville

$300,000
Capital stock increased from $200,000 to $300,000. May alter their route in any direction out of Salisbury.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Swift Creek Plank Road Company

Swift Creek Bridge in Craven County

Any Point on the Greenville & Raleigh Plank Road

$50,000
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December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Tarborough and Enfield Plank Road Company

Tarborough

Enfield

$40,000
Tarborough in Edgecombe County. Enfield in Halifax County. May increase capital stock to $60,000 if necessary.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Tarborough and Rocky Mount Plank Road Company

Tarborough

Rocky Mount

$20,000
Rocky Mount in Nash County. May increase capital stock to $35,000 if necessary.

December 27, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Winston and Wilkesboro' Plank Road Company

Winston

Wilkesboro

$75,000
May increase capital stock to $150,000 if necessary.

January 9, 1855

Act to Amend an Act of the Session of 1850 [-51], Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Northern Plank Road Company"

Fayetteville

Raleigh

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Authorized to sue for tolls of those using their bridge.

January 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the New River and Wilmington and Topsail Sound Plank Road Company

Snead's Ferry, in
Onslow County

New Hanover
County Line

$100,000
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January 20, 1855

Act to Amend the Several Acts Chartering the Asheville and Greenville Plank Road Company

Asheville, NC

Greenville, SC

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The Buncombe Turnpike Road Company is hereby folded into this company.

February 3, 1855

Act to Amend an Act to Define the Duties and Powers of Turnpike and Plank Road Companies

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Fourteen (14) sections providing details of what these roads must include.

February 3, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Chapel Hill and Morrisville Plank Road, Tram Road and Turnpike Company

Chapel Hill, in Orange County

Morrisville, in
Wake County

$15,000
May be all Plank Road, Tram Road, or Turnpike, or may be some of each in different locations.

February 3, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Fair Bluff and Conwayborough Plank Road Company

Fair Bluff, NC

NC/SC State Line

$50,000
Towards Conwayborough in SC.

February 3, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Iron Hill and Whiteville Plank Road Company

Iron Hill

Whiteville

$50,000
Iron Hill and Whiteville are in Columbus County.

February 5, 1855

Act to Amend an Act Passed in 1850-51, to Incorporate the Western Plank Road Company, and Also to Amend the Amended Act Passed in 1852-53, Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Passed in 1850-51, to Incorporate Said Western Plank Road Company," and Ratified on the 20th Day of December, 1852

Charlotte

Lincolnton

-
Clarified payment of tolls.

February 10, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Greensborough, Madison and Virginia Plank Road Company

Greensborough

NC/VA State Line

$70,000
Through Madison in Rockingham County to NC/VA State Line.

February 10, 1855

Act to Incorporpate the Hillsboro' and Chapel Hill Plank Road Company

Hillsborough

Chapel Hill

$25,000
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February 12, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Richlands and New River Plank Road Company

Richlands

Tar Landing

$25,000
Richlands and Tar Landing are both in Onslow County.

February 12, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Waccamaw and Shallotte Plank Road Company

Point on Waccamaw River

Shallotte

$100,000
In Brunswick County.

February 13, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Mocksville and Wilkesborough Plank Road Company

Mocksville

Wilkesborough

$100,000
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February 13, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Trenton and Hawlsville Plank Road Company

Trenton

Hawlsville

$50,000
Hawlsville not found. There was a town in eastern Duplin County named Hallsville, the most likely terminus.

February 13, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Statesville and Wilkesboro' Plank Road Company

Statesville

Wilkesborough

$100,000
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February 13, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Alamance and Caswell Plank Road Company

Near
Graham

Yanceyville

$60,000
Near Graham, a station on the North Carolina Rail Road.

February 14, 1855

Act Concerning the Fayetteville and Centre Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Albmarle

$200,000
Capital stock increased from $125,000 to $200,000. Western terminus extended to Albemarle.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Snow Hill and Atlantic Plank Road Company

Snow Hill

Atlantic Rail Road

$25,000
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February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Jacksonville and Trent River Plank Road Company

Jacksonville

Pollocksville

$50,000
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February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Pasquotank and Perquimans Plank Road and Turnpike Company

Elizabeth City

Parksville

$10,000
-

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Chatham and Randolph Plank Road Company

Near Daniel Hackney's Store in Chatham Co.

Cedar Falls in Randolph Co.

$80,000
Hackney's Store is on the Gulf and Graham Plank Road in Chatham County. Route via Marley's Mills, Foust's Store, Columbia and Franklinsville.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Warrenton Plank Road Company

Warrenton

Warrenton Depot

$20,000
Warrenton Depot was on the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad in Warren County.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Rutherford and McDowell Plank Road and Turnpike Company

Rutherfordton

Marion

$5,000
May increase the capital stock to $50,000 if necessary.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Alexandriana Plank Road Company

Near John R. Alexander's

Towards
Mocksville

$10,000
Alexander's on the Charlotte and Taylorsville Plank Road in Mecklenburg County. To go via E.R. Harris's then to Ray's Store. Mocksville in Davie County.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Hillsboro' and Milton Plank Road Company

Hillsborough

Milton

$100,000
Milton in Caswell County.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Chapel Hill and Durhamsville Plank Road Company

Chapel Hill

Durhamsville

$20,000
Durhamsville in Orange County at that point in time. Later, renamed as Durham, county seat of Durham County.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Raleigh and Cape Fear Plank Road Company

Raleigh

Cumberland
County

$30,000
In Cumberland County, on the Cape Fear River between McNeill's and Purify's Ferry.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Thomasville and Clemmonsville Turnpike or Plank Road Company

Thomasville

Clemmonsville

$25,000
Through Clemmonsville towards the Lime Kilns.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Randolph and Thomasville Turnpike or Plank Road Company

Thomasville

Some Point in
Randolph County

$25,000
Eastern terminus to connect to either the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road or the Uwharrie Branch Plank Road.

February 15, 1855

Act Relating to the Fayetteville and Warsaw Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Warsaw

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State to acquire 250 shares of stock in this plank road.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Salem and Clemmonsville Plank Road Company

Salem

Clemmonsville

$100,000
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February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Greensborough and Martin's Lime Kiln Plank Road Company

Greensborough

NC/VA State Line

$100,000
Via Madison, through Stokes County towards Patrick Court House in Virginia.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Lockville and Cumberland Plank Road Company

Lockville in Chatham County

17 Miles West of Fayetteville

$50,000
Eastern terminus on the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road, 17 miles west of Fayetteville near Gully MacLean's.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Lenoir and Duplin Plank Road Company

Kinston, in
Lenoir County

Sarecta, in
Duplin County

$50,000
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February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Rocky Mount and Franklinton Plank Road Company

Rocky Mount

Franklinton

$80,000
Via Nashville and Louisburg.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Mineral Plank Road Company

Near Asheboro'

NCRR

Not Specified
From the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road near Asheborough in Randolph County to some location on the North Carolina Rail Road near Lexington or south.

February 16, 1855

Act to Amend an Act Passed by the General Assembly at the Session of 1852-53, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Salisbury, Mocksville and Wilkesboro' Plank Road Company"

Salisbury

Wilkesborough

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Owners may select any point within the town of Salisbury according to the will of a majority of all stockholders.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Hamilton and Enfield Plank Road Company

Hamilton

Enfield

$70,000
Hamilton in Martin County. Enfield in Halifax County. To go through Palmyra and Greenwood (?).

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Salem, Winston and Virginia Turnpike and Plank Road Company

Salem

NC/VA State Line

$50,000
Via Winston, Germantown, Danbury and near Piedmont Springs, then to VA line near Martin & Banner's Store.

January 8, 1857

Act to Amend an Act Passed in the Year 1848-49, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road," and also to Amend the Act Passed in the Year 1850-51, Entitled "An Act to Alter and Amend an Act Passed by the General Assembly at the Session of 1848-49, Entitled 'An Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company'"

Fayetteville

Salisbury

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May use stone or gravel for repairs. May elect their own President. May collect tolls on bridges if they build them.

January 8, 1857

Act to Amend the Charter of the "Western Plank Road Company," Passed at the Session of 1850-51

Charlotte

Lincolnton

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May use materials other than plank.

January 8, 1857

Act to Authorize the Plank Road and Turnpike Companies to Use Stone and Gravel in the Construction and Repair of their Roads

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May use stone or gravel in the construction or repair on the plan of macadamized roads.

February 3, 1857

Act Relating to the Fayetteville and Albemarle Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Albemarle

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May use materials other than plank. Dates for paying dividends now up to the company.

February 15, 1859

Act to Amend an Act Incorporating the Yanceyville Plank Road Company Passed at the Session of 1852

Yanceyville

3 End Points

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Stock value reduced from $50/share to $37.50/share.

February 16, 1859

Act to Amend the Charter of the Charlotte and Taylorsville Plank Road Company

Charlotte

Taylorsville

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May reconstruct or mend the road using stone, gravel, or other material other than plank, except in the town of Charlotte.

February 16, 1859

Act to Amend an Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company

Fayetteville

Bethania

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May hire traveling toll collectors to inspect the tickets of any road user to ensure proper tolls are being paid.

February 16, 1859

Act to Authorize the Fayetteville and Albemarle Plank Road Company to Establish a Public Ferry on the Pee Dee, in the Counties of Montgomery and Stanly

Fayetteville

Albemarle

-
May charge a toll for ferry use.

February 23, 1861

Act to Incorporate the Dover and Trenton Turnpike and Plank Road Company.

Savage's Shanty on Atlantic & NC RR

Trenton

$300,000
Stockholders to decide if a toll road or a plank road.

February 25, 1861

Act for the Relief of the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road Company, and to Empower the Same to Sell or Transfer its Corporate Property

Greenville

Raleigh

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May dissolve or sell the company. If dissolved, to collect no more tolls, to pay off all debts, and no longer required to maintain said road.

December 18, 1862

Act to Amend the Charter of the Western Plank Road

Charlotte

Lincolnton

-
No longer required to maintain said road. May abandon part or all of it. Same for all bridges.

February 10, 1863

Act to Extend the Charter of the Pittsboro' and Haywood Plank Road Company

Haywood

Pittsborough

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Charter extended another 30 years. May use Macadam instead of plank in repairs.

May 28, 1864

Act in Regard to Tolls on the Western Plank Road.

Charlotte

Lincolnton

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Allowed an increase in tolls.

December 21, 1864

Act to Amend the Charter of the Asheville and Greenville Plank Road Company, Passed in the Year 1861

Asheville, NC

Greenville, SC

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The Military Officer in command of the western division of North Carolina now has complete control of said road for the duration of the current war. Owner no longer required to maintain said road until after the war ends.

February 7, 1865

Act to Amend the Charter of the Pittsborough and Haywood Plank Road Company

Haywood

Pittsborough

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Authorized to alter the eastern terminus - to be at either Haywood, Locksville, or Gorgas. Also authorized to switch to a tram or turnpike road if deemed advisable.

March 12, 1866

Act to Amend the Charter of the Asheville and Greenville Plank Road Company

Asheville, NC

Greenville, SC

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Renamed to the Buncombe Turnpike Company. Tolls may be increased up to 50%.

March 17, 1869

Act to Transfer to the County of Montgomery that Portion of the Fayetteville and Albemarle Plank Road that is Included Within the Limits of Montgomery County

Fayetteville

Albemarle

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Now to be managed and maintained by Montgomery County commissioners.

April 10, 1869

Act in Relation to a Plank Road

High Point

Salem

-
Each county to appoint commissioners to manage and repair existing plank road.

April 12, 1869

Resolution to Sell the State's Interest in the Fayetteville and Warsaw Plank Road

Fayetteville

Warsaw

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On such terms as the Board of Education may direct.

April 5, 1871

Act Donating the State's Interest in the Fayetteville and Warsaw Plank Road to the Counties of Sampson and Duplin

Fayetteville

Warsaw

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To be used as a turnpike road owned by the citizens to operate a "road steamer" thereon between Clinton and Warsaw.

April 5, 1871

Act to Re-Enact an Act in Relation to a Plank Road, Ratified the Tenth Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine

High Point

Salem

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Original county commissioners re-instated.

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