Water Power on the Muskingum River

Water Power on the Muskingum River (HM2AGQ)

Location: Waterford, OH 45786 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.225', W 81° 43.256'

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Luke Chute is the site of an early mill that
harnessed river power. About 1815, Luke Emerson
and Samuel White built a dam part way across
the river. This created a rapid between the shore
and the end of the dam, the chute. Here they
constructed a mill to grind grain. The system of
locks and dams built on the river from 1836 to
1841 not only made the Muskingum River
navigable by steamboats, but also harnessed the
power of the river. After 1841, at least one mill
was located at most of the new dams. Water power
encouraged industry in the Muskingum Valley.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Muskingum River Parkway and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 438047 N 4376628
Decimal Degrees39.53708333, -81.72093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.225', W 81° 43.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 13.5" N, 81° 43' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1120 T649, Waterford OH 45786, US
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