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Elevation and construction material detail, Roanoke Navigation Canal and Chockoyotte Aqueduct, Halifax County, North Carolina

Chockoyotte Aqueduct (Weldon, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Elevation and construction material detail, Roanoke Navigation Canal and Chockoyotte Aqueduct, Halifax County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Aqueducts
Elevations (Building divisions)
Detail drawings (Drawings)
Original Format:
Measured drawings; scale: 3/16 in. = 1 ft., 3/4 in. = 1 ft.; 483mm x 610mm
Item identifier:
bh028710702
Delineator:
Delineator:
Structural engineer:
Created Date:
Description:
10 of 21
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Location:
Halifax County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by
Note field:
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Rights:
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Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Landscape:

Engineer:
Built:
Community:
Roanoke Rapids and Weldon
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Historical note:
The canal system was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. The canal and aqueduct were built from 1819 to 1823 by Hamilton Fulton. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs. The canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Roanoke Rapids (N.C.)
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Canals
Aqueducts
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Water-power
External Resources:
Historic Weldon: Chockoyotte Aqueduct

Building:

Built:
Community:
Weldon
State:
NC
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Historical note:
The canal and aqueduct were built from 1819 to 1823 by Hamilton Fulton. A revision of the aqueduct was undertaken from 1890s-1904.
Location:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Aqueducts
Canals
Water-power
Historic sites
Engineering
External Resources:
Historic Weldon: Chockoyotte Aqueduct

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