Pennsylvania Canal

Pennsylvania Canal (HM25WB)

Location: Leechburg, PA 15656 Armstrong County
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N 40° 37.667', W 79° 35.892'

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A state-owned canal system, built 1826-34, to connect Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Erie. This 104-mile division ran from Johnstown to Pittsburgh and was part of the canal's mainline. In 1827, Dam #1 was constructed at Leechburg, and it supplied the remainder of the route to Pittsburgh with water and 7 miles of slack water navigation to Apollo, Pa. The dam remained in operation until 1865 and washed away in the Johnstown Flood of 1889.
HM NumberHM25WB
Year Placed2017
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 618556 N 4498383
Decimal Degrees40.62778333, -79.59820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 37.667', W 79° 35.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 37' 40.02" N, 79° 35' 53.52" W
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Area Code(s)724
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 472 Canal St, Leechburg PA 15656, US
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