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Petersburg in Pike County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabash and Erie Canal

 
 
Looking East - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Looking East - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. Site of depot for canal which passed through town at foot of Main Street. Operations through Petersburg ceased 1860. Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville, through Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and Terre Haute.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 63.1992.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 38° 29.314′ N, 87° 17.056′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Indiana, in Pike County. Marker is on Main Street west of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 West Main Street, Petersburg IN 47567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. June 2, 1990 Tornado Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pike County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Buffalo Trace (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 (approx.
Looking West - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Looking West - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
8 miles away); James Washington Cockrum (approx. 11 miles away); Robert C. Graham (approx. 11.3 miles away); Vincennes Donation Lands (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. "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 October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "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 October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Wide West View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Wide West View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Wide North East View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Wide North East View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
No other building exist that is near the marker.
Looking South - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Looking South - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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