Charles B. Shaw

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For other people with this name, see Charles Shaw (disambiguation).

Charles Shaw was an engineer best known for overseeing building of the Northwestern Turnpike.

An inscription at US 50, Capon Bridge says:

In 1784, Washington proposed the Northwestern Turnpike as an all-Virginia route to the Ohio. Authorized in 1827 and started in 1831, it remains a monument to the skill of its engineers, Charles Shaw and Colonel Claudius Crozet.