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Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lock Nine

 
 
Lock Nine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
1. Lock Nine Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1837, the limestone lock nine served as a catalyst for the growth of Piqua. The lock helped connect the village to Cincinnati (1837) and Toledo (1845) by way of the Miami and Erie Canal. German immigrants traveled up the canal from Cincinnati and settled within a five-block area of the lock. Industries used the lock as a source of water power and developed products as diverse as flannel, flour, and flax seed. Lock nine remained as a functioning part of the canal until its destruction during the flood of 1913.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Piqua and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.837′ N, 84° 14.289′ W. Marker is in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on Water Street (U.S. 36), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the Lock Nine Park, about 100 feet SW of the intersection of Water Street and Spring St. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E. Water Street, Piqua OH 45356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lock Nine Riverfront Park (a few steps from this marker);
Lock Nine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
2. Lock Nine Marker
View of historical marker looking east along the north bank of the Great Miami River.
The 1913 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public Square (about 500 feet away); Capt. Don Gentile (about 600 feet away); The Mills Brothers (about 700 feet away); Piqua Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Shawnee Bridge (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Piqua.
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Lock Nine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
3. Lock Nine Marker
View looking south of the historical marker at Lock Nine Park, with a view in the background of the Great Miami River and a bridge spanning the river.
Lock Nine Riverfront Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
4. Lock Nine Riverfront Park and Marker
Lock Nine image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
5. Lock Nine
View looking south of the original site of the canal lock 9, and the south entrance to the lock.
Lock Nine image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
6. Lock Nine
View at Lock 9 Park, looking north at the partially reconstructed canal Lock 9.
 
 
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