A lot of good information is now available on VDOT's website:
Commonwealth Transportation Board minutes (CTB minutes) -- VDOT has put all the dealings of the CTB from 1920 to the present on its website. This is simply an overabundance of wealth of information about the development of highways in Virginia. It gives insight into how business was conducted back in the early days, and one could even write the history of rural electrification in Virginia through these documents - every right-of-way granted is shown individually. To check out 1920-2001 CTB minutes here. To look at 2002 to the present, go here.
A special thanks to NE2 for independent research into the hundreds of pdf documents from 1920-2001 that help us sort out the early days of Virginia routes.
VDOT's website also has Mileage Tables and Traffic Count data available on the web, which provide additional details that form the fabric of the road system.
Route shields for the route log pages come from
We would like to recognize the contributions of Russell Blau, who has given information based on his collection of VDOT maps, notably 1933 (pre-renumbering), 1934 (1st renumbering map), and 1936.
Also, thanks to Jim Bradshaw for providing copies of some older VDOT issues, as well.
Additional thanks goes to Melvin Hatcher, who provided a copy of the 1922-23 Auto Trails Map of the Southeast, which confirms the use of single digit routes prior to 1923.
Additional thanks to Adam Prince and Gribble Nation for allowing links to pictures on their site.
Additional thanks to Chris E and Nicholas Mooneyhan for photo submissions, Dan F and Dan Ehlke for many field notes, and TS Smith for a number of F-route submissions. Also to Dave Montuori for the detailed description of Williamsburg area stuff.
Additional thanks to all those who have sent one or two notes from your part of the Commonwealth, while the number of people in this category is too big to name individually, we greatly appreciate the help!
Additionally, comments for various routes have been provided by Dave, Froggie, Mapmikey, and others who submitted them. These are largely through the personal experiences of the authors and are credited where applicable.
Tennessee Annex: The following Tennessee Official Highway Maps were used in compiling the route information for the Tennessee pages: 1929, 1935, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972-73, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980-81, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005.
Billy Riddle is co-writing several of the route listings.
Several county and city-series maps from the TDOT website were also used. Additional assistance was provided by Chris Yoder.
About Froggie: My first Virginia experiences were in November,
1999, during trips north along I-81 and south along the Eastern Shore. I
was then stationed in Norfolk from December 2001 through July 2005. During
this time, I have researched old highway plans for the Hampton Roads, Roanoke,
Richmond, and Northern Virginia areas, traveled to every county and city in
Virginia, and taken over 3,000 photos of Virginia highways.
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