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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wyoming Division Canal
 
Wyoming Division Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. Wyoming Division Canal Marker
 
Inscription. Built by the State of Pennsylvania, 1831-34, this canal opened the Wyoming Valley's anthracite field to the mid-Atlantic coal trade. Along with the railroads, it ultimately enabled this valley to become the world's largest anthracite coal producer. Part of the North Branch Canal, the line ran 17 miles from West Nanticoke to Pittston; a public boat basin was on this site. The Wyoming Division closed in 1882.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.028′ N, 75° 52.807′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Street near Jackson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This Marker is located at the lower end of the Luzerne County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Wilkes Barre (within shouting distance of this marker); Luzerne County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilkes-Barre Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); William G. McGowan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel J. Flood (approx. 0.3 miles away); Min L. Matheson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jesse Fell (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Wyoming Division Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. Wyoming Division Canal Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Wyoming Division Canal - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wyoming Division Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
3. Wyoming Division Canal Marker
This is a picture looking North to the Luzerne County Courthouse from the approximate position of the marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 780 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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