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Newmarket & Sperryville Turnpike Company

$8.00

SKU: 4135
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Newmarket & Sperryville Turnpike Company dating back to the 1800's. This document was printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson and measures approximately 8 3/4" (w) by 5 3/4" (h). 

 

This certificate features four fantastic vignettes. At the top the Virginia State Seal is flanked by a ship and a train. George Washington is seen at the right side, while a female figure adorns the left. A horse drawn covered wagon appears at the bottom.

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

    Historical Context

    The Newmarket and Sperryville Turnpike was located on what is today’s U.S. Route 211. Today, many souvenir and produce stands line Route 211 during weekend tourist season, as it is a gateway to Shenandoah National Park and the popular Old Rag Mountain.

    Newmarket is located in Shenendoah County and Sperryville in Rappahannock County, Virginia, two of the state’s northernmost counties.

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