Waverly in Pike County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Ohio-Erie Canal, the most important development in the county's early years, was started July 4, 1825 near Newark. The canal passed through Waverly along US 23 and portions of it can still be seen in Waverly today. Only four feet deep and bordered by tow paths with eight feet clearance, the 309 mile canal was completed in 1833 at a cost of more than $7 million.
Erected 1991 by The City of Waverly, The Waverly Board of Parks and Recreation and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-66.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 7.543′ N, 82° 59.28′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Ohio, in Pike County. Marker is on Emmitt Avenue (U.S. 23), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about 450 feet WSW of Lock Street. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly OH 45690, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pike County Revolutionary Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Pike County Twentieth-Century War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pike County Veterans Memorial The Emmitt House / James Emmitt (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Pike County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 0.2 miles away); German Evangelical Church / Pike Heritage Foundation Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waverly.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio and Erie Canal. (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Map of Ohio Canals. (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Government • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Notable Events • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.