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Groveport in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22

 
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
1. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 Marker
Inscription. The Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22, constructed from 1830-1831, is the only canal lock in Groveport. Constructed by W.H. Richardson as part of his $2,937 bid to build section 52 of the canal, the sandstone lock is 117 feet long and ten feet deep and has a sixteen foot wide channel. Its purpose was to raise and lower canal boats to meet the changing terrain. The canal's presence helped fuel commercial and population growth in Groveport in the 19th century by providing a fast and reliable form of transportation to move people, goods, and services to and from the Ohio frontier. It was also a source of recreation as residents used its waters for fishing, row boating, and ice skating. The canal basin at the western end of Lock 22 was a favorite spot for ice skating parties.
 
Erected 2006 by Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 96-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.274′ N, 82° 52.355′ W. Marker is in Groveport, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Groveport Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
2. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 and Marker
is on the grounds of the Groveport Recreation Center on Groveport Road. The marker is about 750 feet northwest of the center and along the path of overhead powerlines. Marker is in this post office area: Groveport OH 43125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John S. Rarey and Cruiser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal in Groveport / Scioto Valley Interurban (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Rarey and "Cruiser" (approx. half a mile away); Groveport World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Historic Groveport (approx. 0.6 miles away); Groveport United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Groveport Log House (approx. mile away); The Ohio Military Hall of Fame Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Groveport.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
3. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 Marker
Groveport Recreation Center beyond trees in distant background.
Ohio and Erie Canal Remnant in Blacklick Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Ohio and Erie Canal Remnant in Blacklick Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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