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

Pennsylvania Canal

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. This State-owned artificial water-way system, built 1826-1834, was designed to connect points like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Erie in a vast inland trade. It embraced six chief canal divisions and two railroads. Here the Susquehanna, Juniata, and Eastern Divisions joined at a canal basin.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 25.588′ N, 77° 0.64′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Highway (U.S. 22/322) and U.S. 11/15, on the right when traveling south on William Penn Highway. Click for map. Located on an exit ramp at the highway interchange. An overpass of US 11/15 is just north of the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lightning Guider Sleds (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also
Pennsylvania Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Col. Timothy Green (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Halifax (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncannon.
 
More about this marker. The state database lists this marker in Perry County, but the actual plotted location is just into a section of Dauphin County which sits on the west side of the Susquehanna River.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 43 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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