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Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Washington City Canal
 
The Washington City Canal Marker Photo, 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); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 400 feet away); José Artigas Memorial (about 500 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. A Watery Past - Washington City Canal. Scroll down to the Washington City Canal section. (Submitted on March 28, 2006.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for the Washington City Canal. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Lock Keeper's House Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
2. 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.
 

3. Washington City Canal. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,500 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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