SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 43
(By Senators Edgell, Kessler (Mr. President) and Unger)
Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on U. S. Route 33, crossing Henry’s Fork in Roane County, bridge number 44-33-20.43, as the “Corder Bridge”.
Whereas, This bridge on the Roane-Calhoun county line has informally been known as the “Corder Bridge” for decades; and
Whereas, Joseph A. Corder, 1854-1932, owned the land on which the bridge currently stands, having inherited the property, extending into both Calhoun and Roane Counties, from Jeremiah and Sarah Mace, who adopted Joseph at a young age; and
Whereas, Henry’s Fork, the stream that flows beneath the bridge, was named after Henry Mace, an ancestor of Jeremiah; and
Whereas, The Corder Family was a prominent family in west-central West Virginia; and
Whereas, Joseph A. Corder was a member of the district board of education and a member of the Roane County Court; and
Whereas, Joseph A. Corder was instrumental in having the first bridges built in Roane County; and
Whereas, Edward Corder, Joseph’s brother, was a respected attorney in Spencer, West Virginia; and
Whereas, It is fitting to honor the historical legacy of the Corder family in Roane and Calhoun Counties; and
Whereas, The Calhoun County Historical Society, the Calhoun County Commission, the Grantsville Lions Club, West Fork Community Action, Inc. and descendants of the Corder family all support the official naming of said bridge as the “Corder Bridge”; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the bridge on U. S. Route 33, crossing Henry’s Fork in Roane County, bridge number 44-33-20.43, as the “Corder Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “Corder Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation; the Calhoun County Historical Society; the Calhoun County Commission; the Grantsville Lions Club; West Fork Community Action, Inc; and Harley Downs, representing the Corder family descendants.