The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown

The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown (HMKBR)

Location: Middletown, OH 45044 Butler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 30.963', W 84° 24.153'

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Port Middletown Plaza

Ohio's canal system was the most effective between 1827 and 1850, before the introduction of the railroads. In Middletown, the canal was still used well into the 20th century but in 1913 a devastating flood destroyed much of the canal. In 1929 water was drained from the canal and the canal bed was filled in, paved and dedicated in 1938 as Verity Parkway.

[Photo] Left, in 1906 the line boat Excello, captained by Earl Winter, was the last regular canal boat taken out of Middletown.
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HM NumberHMKBR
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Placed ByCity of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and Others
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 723289 N 4377267
Decimal Degrees39.51605000, -84.40255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.963', W 84° 24.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 57.78" N, 84° 24' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1825 Central Ave, Middletown OH 45044, US
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