Waverly in Pike County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio and Erie Canal
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 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 Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Map of Ohio Canal System. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.