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Near Duncannon in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

Juniata Division

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. This Division was built in 1828-33. It extended to the eastern end of the Allegheny Portage Railroad at Hollidaysburg, a distance of 127 miles. Just west of here, the Canal crossed the Juniata by an aqueduct which was used until 1901. Abutment and piers remain.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 24.486′ N, 77° 1.697′ W. Marker is near Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on U.S. 11/15, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lightning Guider Sleds (approx. mile away); Clark's Ferry Bridge Company (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away); Col. Timothy Green (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Halifax (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncannon.
 
More about this marker. The state database lists this
Pennsylvania Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
marker in Dauphin County, but the actual plotted location is well into Perry County.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Canal Sites. From the Pennsylvania Canal Society. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania's Transportation System: the Canals. From Pennsylvania State Archives. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Main Line of Public Works. Wikipedia article discussing the Pennsylvania Canal system. Includes a map of the canal network. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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