State v. Taylorsville Turnpike Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Taylorsville Turnpike Co.
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Misdemeanor

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
4
Notes / Description: 

Def. charged with not keeping public highway in repair -- specifically, the Taylorsville Turnpike, which led through the county from North Carolina line near headwaters of cove creek by Taylorsville, down Laurel fork of Holston River to Virginia line. State of road said to be "ruinous, decayed & out of repair" & "obstructed with rocks, stumps, nuts, runners mud holes, ditches & underwood" such that passage was not safe.