Map of the Charlton Grade?

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Sat Nov 10 22:22:04 EST 2018

Abram wrote:
> As I recall, the new (present) grade was called the Charlton Grade, due, I
> think, to the name of the contractor who built the new line. (Some people
> pronounced the word "Charleston").

I can't speak to who the contractor was, but there are drawings in the
archives collection that show that some of the right of way for the change
in alignment in that area was required of and purchased from property owners
named "Pembrok Charlton" and "Henry Charlton".

Joe Shaw
Christiansburg, VA

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