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Waverly in Pike County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio and Erie Canal

 
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
1. Ohio and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.
The Ohio and Erie Canal, built between 1825 and 1832, had a significant influence on Ohio's economy. In the early 19th century Ohio was largely rural and dependent on subsistence agriculture as the primary business. The canal, which cost nearly $8,000,000 to construct, provided a transportation route from Cleveland on Lake Erie to Portsmouth on the Ohio River. Ohio farmers were encouraged to increase production and ship surplus produce to more profitable markets. Industry became more prominent as manufacturers produced building supplies for the canals and shipped products via the canal. As an internal improvement, the Ohio and Erie Canal expanded the economy, increased the population, and ended the feeling of isolation in Ohio. The canal continued south from here for about a mile until it met Water Street, now Emmitt Avenue, and ran along Water Street through Waverly.
 
Erected 2002 by Pike County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bristol Village, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-66.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 8.123′ N, 82° 58.194′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Ohio, in Pike
Ohio and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
2. Ohio and Erie Canal Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Wendy Lane and 2nd Street (Ohio Route 335), on the right when traveling south on Wendy Lane. Click for map. Marker is in the Bristol Village retirement community on the northeast edge of town. 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. War Savings Stamps (approx. one mile away); Pike County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); German Evangelical Church / Pike Heritage Foundation Museum (approx. one mile away); The Emmitt House / James Emmitt (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Canal Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pike County Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pike County Twentieth-Century War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pike County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waverly.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio and Erie Canal. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Map of Ohio Canal System. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Ohio and Erie Canal Remnant image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
3. Ohio and Erie Canal Remnant
Looking east from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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