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Near Covington in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabash - Erie Canal

1846 - 1875

 
 
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By Al Wolf, June 29, 2009
1. Wabash - Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. Shawnee Township Wabash - Erie Canal 1846 - 1875 The Canal extended from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana. Construction on the 376 mile section in Indiana began in 1832 and completed through Fountain County in 1846. One to six horses in single file along the narrow tow paths pulled passenger and freight boats. Last local traffic on the canal was the "Goodman" bound from Lodi to Lafayette on November 13, 1875.
 
Erected 1976 by Fountain County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 13.074′ N, 87° 20.512′ W. Marker is near Covington, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on North Portland Arch Road west of County Road W400N, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2491 North Portland Arch Road, Covington IN 47932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portland Arch Natural Preserve (approx. 0.4 miles away); Progressive Friends Church Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Osborn Prairie Church - - Built 1892 (approx. 4.5 miles away); Trail of Death
Wide View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 29, 2009
2. Wide View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Warren County Patriots (approx. 5.5 miles away); Williamsport - Warren County (approx. 5.5 miles away); Covington Carnegie Library (approx. 6.1 miles away); In Memory of Heroes 1861 - 1865 (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Wabash & Erie Canal Park" - Delphi, Indiana::. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. The many links on this web site are very interesting and fun to work with. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "The men who dug the Canal" ::. A light and lively song with many old photos of canal builders in the process of digging a canal. (Submitted on July 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. "Angel of the Canal" ::. Many fell ill digging canals. In frontier days there were few doctors and medicine was scarce. In the Brecksville, Ohio area Mrs. Johnson became known as the "Angel of the Canal" for her care of the ill. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. "Construction of Canal Moved Slowly" ::
West View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 29, 2009
3. West View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker
. Courtesy Bob Quirk (retired educator and local citizen) reviews slow construction pace of the Canal. (Submitted on October 29, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
East View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 29, 2009
4. East View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker
Wide East View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 29, 2009
5. Wide East View - - Wabash - Erie Canal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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