Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals

Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals (HM7XU)

Location: Carroll, OH 43112 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.964', W 82° 42.103'

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Canals were an important means of transportation when Carroll was founded in 1829 by William Tong and his brother Oliver, who chose this site because it was where the proposed intersection of the Lancaster Lateral Canal and Ohio-Erie Canal would be constructed. This is the only site in Fairfield County where two canals met and came to be known simply as "the junction" by local residents. Canals became obsolete with the emergence of railroads and the last canal boat passed through Carroll in 1895.
HM NumberHM7XU
Series This marker is part of the Ohio and Erie Canal series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number7-23
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCarroll Area Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 354313 N 4406878
Decimal Degrees39.79940000, -82.70171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.964', W 82° 42.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 57.84" N, 82° 42' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)740, 614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 77 Center St, Carroll OH 43112, US
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