Documentary History of American Water-works

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South Atlantic States
Virginia Wytheville

Wytheville, Virginia

Wytheville was established in 1790 and was called Evansham until 1839.

The Wythe Watering Company was incorporated in 1836 by John P. Mathews, Jacob Haller, Charles L. Crockett, William H. Spiller, Ephraim McGavock, James R. Miller, Robert Kent, John Foster, David Sexton, Benjamin Robinson, Robert Crockett, James M. Aiken and Andrew S. Fulton for the purpose of conducting water into the town of Evensham.  The company built a system that began operating in 1838.

The town built water works that began service on September 1, 1889. 

Water is provided by the Town of Wytheville.


References
1836 An act to incorporate the Wythe watering company in the county of Wythe.  March 21, 1836.

1838 By-laws concerning the Wythe Water-Works : passed December 8, 1838.

1839 An act to change the name of the town of Evansham, in the county of Wythe, to Wytheville, and to incorporate the same.  Match 6, 1839.
20. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the president and directors of "The Wythe watering company," with all reasonable and practicable speed and expedition, after being directed so to do by the trustees of the said town, to proceed to erect within the said town as many fire plugs in connexion with the water works of said company, and to make such extension and enlargement of any part of the works of said company, over and above what may be necessary to enable said company to supply any part of said town with water for all ordinary purposes.

1850 An act to extend the charter of the Wythe watering company, and for other purposes.  March 13, 1850.

1860 By-laws concerning the Wythe Water-Works : passed January 7, 1860.

1876 An act to extend the charter of the Wythe Watering Company.  February 26, 1876.

1888 "Wytheville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Wytheville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Wytheville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1897 "Wytheville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.





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