Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal

Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal (HM83L)

Location: Canal Winchester, OH 43110 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.529', W 82° 48.346'

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[Marker Front]:
You are standing on the site of Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal helped to open the interior of Ohio to trade and settlement and played a part in Winchester's prosperity during the mid-1800s. Local farmers exported grain from the village via the canal while local merchants imported such items as coffee, dishes, and tools for sale. Winchester was later named Canal Winchester to distinguish it from other "Winchesters" and to honor the role the canal played in its development.
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Construction of the Ohio and Erie began in 1825 and the first canal boat sailed through Winchester in 1831. The entire 308-mile length of the waterway, from Cleveland to Portsmouth, opened in 1832. The advent of the railroad in Ohio in the 1850s heralded the end the canal era. The last canal boats passed through Winchester in 1901. After many years of decline, the Ohio and Erie Canal was abandoned in 1913.
HM NumberHM83L
Series This marker is part of the Ohio and Erie Canal series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number26-25
Year Placed1999
Placed ByVillage of Canal Winchester and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 345501 N 4411797
Decimal Degrees39.84215000, -82.80576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.529', W 82° 48.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 31.74" N, 82° 48' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 S High St, Canal Winchester OH 43110, US
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