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Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Washington City Canal

 
 
The Washington City Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
1. The Washington City Canal Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1815, the canal extended east of this point along the line of Constitution Avenue and south around the Capitol with branches leading into the Anacostia River.
 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 53.516′ N, 77° 2.39′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Constitution Avenue (U.S. 50) near 17th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lock Keeper’s House (here, next to this marker); The Canal Connection (here, next to this marker); Bulfinch Gate House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on a stone next to the Lock Keeper's House.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Washington City Canal. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Washington City Canal
The Washington City Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 13, 2013
2. The Washington City Canal Marker
. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Lock Keeper's House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
3. Lock Keeper's House
Photographer is standing on the sidewalk on Constitution Avenue. This marker can be seen on the stone in the foreground. The Lock Keeper's House Marker can be seen to the left of the door.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,152 times since then and 372 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 27, 2016.
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