Two River Towns: McConnelsville and Malta

Two River Towns: McConnelsville and Malta (HMAWQ)

Location: McConnelsville, OH 43756 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.594', W 81° 50.766'

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McConnelsville and Malta are two towns that prospered because of the locks and dams built on the Muskingum River from 1836 to 1841. Settlers came to both towns in 1817. In the 1820s and 1830s, flatboats carried grain, lumber, and livestock down the river. The locks and dams made the Muskingum navigable to steamboats, and both towns grew rapidly. Malta was the home of the Brown-Manly Plow Company, a leading maker of farm equipment in the 1800s. Brown-Manly depended on steamboats to bring in raw materials and to take products to markets. Mills at McConnelsville ground grain and shipped flour north to the Ohio Canal and to the east coast, and south to the Ohio River and the Mississippi trade.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-58
Year Placed1996
Placed ByMuskingum River Parkway and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 427402 N 4388502
Decimal Degrees39.64323333, -81.84610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.594', W 81° 50.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 35.64" N, 81° 50' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 N Riverside Dr, McConnelsville OH 43756, US
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