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Lockville in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio's Canal System

 
 
Ohio's Canal System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
1. Ohio's Canal System Marker
Inscription. Ohio's 1000-mile network of navigable canals, constructed between 1825 and 1847, provided a system of economical transportation where none had previously existed. The canals opened many markets for its agriculture and industrial products, and attracted thousands of immigrants to the state. Today only a few of the deep excavations, the high earthen embankments and the massive structures of timber and cut stone are left to remind us of our debt to those who built Ohio's first transportation system.
                    Harry Hollett 04/28/94
 
Erected 1994 by Fairfield County Park District.
 
Location. 39° 49.032′ N, 82° 44.181′ W. Marker is in Lockville, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Click for map. Marker is in Lockville Park, about 100 feet south of the intersection of Pickerington Road and Broad Street, on the southwest side of the remnants of Lock #11 on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Marker is in this post office area: Carroll OH 43112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carroll (approx. 2 miles away); Carroll War Memorials (approx. 2.2 miles away); Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals
Canal and Lock Cross Section image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
2. Canal and Lock Cross Section
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stradley Place (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Interurban Depot (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pvt. Alfred Cannon (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lockville Park Along the Ohio Erie Canal. For more information on canals in Fairfield County. Lockville Park contains remnants of three canal locks. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Ohio's Historic Canals. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
 
Additional keywords. Ohio and Erie Canal
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Original Layout of Lockville image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
3. Original Layout of Lockville
Map Showing Paths of Canal and the Scioto Valley Traction Interurban image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
4. Map Showing Paths of Canal and the Scioto Valley Traction Interurban
Lockville Today image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
5. Lockville Today
Ohio's Canal System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
6. Ohio's Canal System Marker
Lock #11 behind marker kiosk.
Lock #11 of the Ohio and Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
7. Lock #11 of the Ohio and Erie Canal
Looking southeast.
Lock #12 of the Ohio and Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
8. Lock #12 of the Ohio and Erie Canal
Looking southeast toward the Hartman Covered Bridge.
Ohio's Canal System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Todd Fraker, December 1, 2009
9. Ohio's Canal System Marker
There are actually three locks at this location. This is a photo of the second lock looking back toward the covered bridge.
Hartman Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
10. Hartman Covered Bridge
Lockville Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
11. Lockville Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   9. submitted on , by Joe Todd Fraker of Lancaster, Ohio.   10, 11. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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