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Creation: The Virginia Home and Industrial School for Girls was
given 1.42 miles of state mileage in 1932. However, it didn't receive a
number until about 1938. Does not show up on state official maps but is
shown in the 1943 VDOT County Atlas. This is the 3rd VA 324.
Adjustments:In March 1959 (CTB), VA 324 south was truncated for some reason to end 0.2 miles short of SR 718 instead of at SR 718 Old Bon Air Rd. There is still a road there posted prominently as NO TRESPASSING.
Posting: Not posted (field verified Oct. 2005). GMSV shows the northern segment as SR 1755 on a street blade which is inaccurate.
Comment: I was able to drive some of this in October 2005. A good bit is accessible without crossing through any gates or guards.
The Industrial School for Girls became the Oak Ridge Juvenile center in 1982, which closed March 2013.
A second facility, the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center remains operational.
On the main 2004 Chesterfield County map (not the detailed section scanned above) VA 324 is erroneously shown as VA 322.
|Previous VA 324's:
1926 ROUTE LOG
VA 32: 0 - 0
VA 12: 11 - 11
1933 ROUTE LOG
VA 305: 0 - 0
CR 7: 0.88 - 0.88
VA 324 #1: Created in 1923 from VA 32 (curr US 15-VA 49)
Clarksville to VA 12 (curr US 58 Bus-VA 92 jct) Boydton. This was a
renumbering of a piece of VA 1.
In October 1926, VA 324 was renumbered as part of VA 201. Today it is US 58 Business and US 58 east of Clarksville; SR 783 through Finchley; SR 756 into Boydton; one block of SR 707 to the US 58 Bus-VA 92 jct.
VA 324 #2: Created in June 1932 (CTB Minutes) as an unidentified new primary route upgrading part of CR 7. The 1932 VDOT County Atlas shows VA 324 to run from VA 305 (current SR 692-658 jct) south to Hampton Sydney. In July 1933 this became VA 134. Today it is SR 692.
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