Lackawanna Valley Industrial HighwayFounded in 1823 by Maurice and William Wurts, two brothers of Swiss ancestry, the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company played a prominent role in the economic development of northeastern Pennsylvania. From its completion in 1829 until its abandonment at the end of the nineteenth century, the extensive D&H gravity railroad and canal system provided the vital transportation link between the anthracite coalfields of the Lackawanna Valley and the domestic and industrial markets of New York City.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation and the Federal Highway Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 458726 N 4600299|
|Decimal Degrees||41.55330000, -75.49491667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 33.198', W 75° 29.695'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 33' 11.88" N, 75° 29' 41.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near US-6, Carbondale PA 18407, US|
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