Miami-Erie Canal

Miami-Erie Canal (HM2HIT)

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N 39° 31.354', W 84° 23.734'

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1825-1929

At Middletown, Ohio, on July 21, 1825, ground was first
broken for the Miami-Erie Canal, which eventually
linked Cincinnati and Toledo. The canal created much
change in the region, including increased population
and commercial, political, and industrial growth.
Products grown and manufactured in this previously
isolated area now had access to world markets. Prosperity reigned until the 1860s when railroad competition caused a slow decline in canal transportation. The
canal was officially closed on November 2, 1929, again,
as it had started, in Middletown. The canal bed was
converted into a modern highway, known as Verity
Parkway, which runs parallel to this park.
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HM NumberHM2HIT
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Middletown Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 723868 N 4378008
Decimal Degrees39.52256667, -84.39556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.354', W 84° 23.734'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 21.24" N, 84° 23' 44.04" W
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