Ohio & Erie CanalwayYou are near "Hall's Corners," the center of Akron's first business district, named after the general store that once stood at the corner of Market and Howard streets. Across Market Street from where you are standing, was the Empire House, the most modern hotel in northern Ohio at the time. Right next to the Empire House, the Pennsylvania & Ohio (P&O) Canal ran down the middle of Main Street, providing a direct water link to Pittsburgh. The Ohio & Erie Canal flowed two blocks to the west. Together, these canals helped the "city at the summit" become a frontier boomtown.
|Placed By||City of Akron, Cascade Locks Park Association, and Metro Parks Serving Summit County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 456571 N 4548316|
|Decimal Degrees||41.08495000, -81.51705000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 5.097', W 81° 31.023'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 5' 5.82" N, 81° 31' 1.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||330, 234|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6 S Main St, Akron OH 44308, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.