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Creation: Eastern State Hospital received state mileage in
1932 covering 1.297 miles. However, a number was not assigned until
around 1938. Eastern State Hospital was in two quite separate locations then - the current facility northwest of Williamsburg (Dunbar area) which had a mile of road west off SR 615, and a facility in central Williamsburg - just east off Henry St south of Francis St (the original hospial location is now the Rockefeller Museum) with 0.284 miles over two driveways which connected to Henry St. This is the 3rd VA 322.
Adjustments: In March 1953 (CTB), 0.58 miles of new roads in ther Dunbar area were added to VA 322 and 0.26 miles were deleted for a net gain of 0.32 miles.
In July 1954 (CTB), 1.36 miles of roads were added to VA 322 in the Dunbar area.
In March 1970 (CTB), 1.98 miles of roads were added to VA 322 in the Dunbar area.
In May 1970 (CTB), the two VA 322 segments off Henry St in central Williamsburg were removed from the state highway system. I don't believe either of these segments exist as roads any longer.
It appears that sometime after 2001, a little over a mile of roads at Eastern State Hospital were removed from VA 322.
Posting: Fully posted at both SR 615 intersections. A posting near SR 612 is now gone. No internal postings back to at least 2007.
Comment: Appears on official issues back to 1961 (except oddly 1975), but is shown back to at least the 1940 VDOT County Atlas.
VA 322 appears in Rand McNally insets of Williamsburg.
Eastern State Hospital has existed in some form or other since 1773, the oldest facility dedicated to mental health treatment.
|Previous VA 322's:
1926 ROUTE LOG
VA 14: 0 - 0
END VA 322: 4 - 4
GAP IN ROUTE
BEGIN VA 322: 0 - 4
VA 18: 10 - 14
END VA 322: 11 - 25
GAP IN ROUTE
VA 104: 0 - 25
US 15 SB, VA 32 SB: 9 - 34
US 15 NB, VA 32 NB: 2 - 36
VA 13: 13 - 49
1933 ROUTE LOG
CR 4: 0 - 0
END VA 322: 1 - 1
VA 322 #1: Created May 1923 (CTB) as an upgrade to CR 1. Ran from VA 32 (curr US 15) Sprouse Corner west to Buckingham CH.
In March 1924 (CTB), a separate segment of VA 322 was created running from 3 miles west of VA 18 (current US 29 Bus) Amherst to 5 miles east of Amherst (replacing parts of CR 4 and CR 1); Additionally, a third segment was created running 3 miles from VA 14 (current SR 608-699 jct) McCormick's Gate east to Buena Vista, replacing CR 8.
In January 1925 (CTB), VA 322 was extended as new routing 8 miles east from VA 32 towards Cumberland CH (upgrading CR 4); also, VA 322 was extended 3.4 miles further west of Amherst towards Buena Vista and 6 miles further east from Amherst
In April 1926 (CTB), a fourth piece of VA 322 was created from VA 13 (current US 60-VA 45) Cumberland CH west 5 miles towards Sprouses (upgrading CR 4); also, VA 322 was extended west 4 more miles away from Amherst to Forks of Buffalo (upgrading CR 4).
All four segments were renumbered as part of VA 13 in October 1926. From west to east today this is SR 608 and SR 745 to Buena Vista; US 60 and SRs 616/689 to Amherst; US 60 to Bent Creek area; SR 742 and US 60 in the Buckingham Area; mostly SR 690 from Buckingham to Sprouses; US 60 in the Cumberland area
VA 322 renumbered as VA 13
VA 322 #2: Created in June 1931 (CTB) as a new route: a spur from CR 4 (curr SR 852) at SCL South Boston to the South Boston Airport. In July 1933 this became VA 152. Today it is part of SR 852.
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